New transfer QB for Kansas State?

May, 16, 2011
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Tate Forcier, a Michigan transfer who started all 12 games for the Wolverines in 2009, signed a financial aid agreement in February and planned to transfer to Miami.

But since his visit to Coral Gables, Fla., Forcier hadn't been back and for personal reasons, decided not to officially become a Hurricane.

That leaves his immediate future in flux, but is it time to complete his winter "Tour de Forcier" that was cut short when he originally decided to make Miami his new home?

Forcier appeared in eight games as Denard Robinson's backup in 2010, and in 20 career games, Forcier threw for 2,647 yards with 17 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

He was scheduled to visit Washington, Arizona and Montana, but never made it to Kansas State during his decision-making process.

Bill Snyder is known for his ability to turn transfers (both major and junior college) into stars, and in 2011 his team might be led by a pair of them -- Arthur and Bryce Brown -- who were once top-flight recruits who transferred closer to their home in Wichita, Kan.

If Forcier re-opened his "recruitment" and came to Kansas State, he might have another transfer quarterback to compete with for the future job.

Collin Klein, who leads the race to replace Carson Coffman and played extensively last season, is a junior. If he officially wins the job, he'd do it over Justin Tuggle and Sammuel Lamur. Tuggle transferred from Boston College before last season.

It's hardly a perfect situation for Forcier, but Klein has attempted just 19 career passes. If he struggles in his first season as a starter, it's possible the job might be up for grabs again next spring.

Forcier, of course, likely won't have that knowledge when he makes his decision, but if he believes he can win the job, the Wildcats just might have a new quarterback.

If Kansas State was among his top options the first time around, there's no reason to believe the Wildcats won't be the second time.

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