ESPN: Michigan transfer quarterback Tate Forcier eyes Arizonaby Anthony Gimino on Feb. 05, 2011, under Arizona football, Arizona football recruiting
Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier has narrowed his transfer options to Kansas State, Washington, Arizona, Miami and Montana, according to a story from ESPN’s Joe Schad.
Forcier will begin taking visits next week, probably starting with Kansas State or Miami, according to Schad.
Forcier, from San Diego, was a 12-game starter as a true freshman in 2009 but lost the starting job to Denard Robinson last season. He also had some academic problems, as detailed in this story by the Detroit Free Press.
TucsonCitizen.com has reported that another true freshman quarterback standout from 2009 is considering Arizona. Ex-Rutgers starter Tom Savage told us he has a recruiting visit set for Feb. 15.
Both players would have to sit out the 2011 season if they transfer to a Football Bowl Subdivision team. They have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Arizona is in the market for quarterback help for 2012, when the team might have no experience at the position, unless the coaches are able to pull off a redshirt for senior Matt Scott next season.
Forcier completed 165 of 281 passes for 2,050 yards, with 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, as a freshman. He was 54 of 84 for 597 yards — with four TDs and four interceptions — in 2010.