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Forcier picks Miami; Arizona still interested in Rutgers transfer quarterback

Tate Forcier is going from Michigan to Miami.

Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier, who told ESPN last week he had Arizona among his five potential transfer schools, said today he will attend Miami.

“Miami had the best opportunity,” Forcier told ESPN. “There is so much positive energy around this program and I really want to be a part of it.”

Was Forcier ever that interested in Arizona … or vice-versa? I don’t think so. TucsonCitizen.com reached his father, Mike, on Monday but he didn’t want to comment on Arizona while his son was on a recruiting trip to Miami.

For sure, the Wildcats have an interest in another transfer quarterback — ex-Rutgers starter Tom Savage, who told TucsonCitizen.com recently he will take a recruiting trip to Arizona, starting Tuesday.

According to other reports, Savage was said to have interest in Miami, so Forcier’s decision might impact Savage what will do. Both players will have to sit out the 2011 season before having two years of eligibility remaining.

Savage could be an important “bridge” quarterback, helping fill the gap after the 2011 season, when the Wildcats will lose Nick Foles, Bryson Beirne and, possibly, Matt Scott. Scott would like to redshirt in 2011 and become the starter in 2012, but that plan could get derailed by an injury to Foles.

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