Monday, February 7, 2011
Tate Forcier to begin school visits Monday
By ESPN.com staff
Colleague Joe Schad reported over the weekend that former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier will begin visiting schools as early as Monday as he identifies his next destination.
Schad reports that Forcier has narrowed his options to Kansas State, Miami, Washington, Arizona and FCS Montana, where he could play this coming season. Kansas State or Miami likely will be his first stop.
It'll be interesting to see where Forcier lands and how much a team's offensive system factors into his decision. His size and mobility suggest he'd be best suited to a spread offense like the one he ran at Michigan. Montana runs a true spread and several of the other teams use spread elements in their schemes.
The quarterback situations at the schools also will play a role. Miami's Jacory Harris and Arizona's Nick Foles both are entering the senior seasons, and there's opportunity for a good signal caller to step in at Kansas State. Washington loses Jake Locker but has quite a few candidates in the mix for the starting job this fall, when Forcier would be sitting out.
I tend to see Forcier heading west -- not sure Miami is the best fit for him on a number of levels -- but it will be interesting to see what he decides.