Thomas Johnson (Frederick, MD) linebacker/running back Nick Forbes , one of the top junior prospects in the state of Maryland’s 2010 class, would like to be able to make a college commitment prior to the beginning of his senior season. Football will be a factor in this important decision, but Forbes, who carries a 3.6 GPA, will be looking first and foremost on the academic front.
“I know I want to go to a school and major in Engineering,” Forbes said. “Right now, I’m just looking at the schools that are sending me stuff, evaluating them, seeing what majors they offer and more.
“The first definite big thing in the school I choose is if they have an Engineering program there and how good it is. The second thing is how I fit in the football program. I’ll look at how I would be part of the team and how the coaches treat me. The third thing is the campus lifestyle and if I fit in the environment. I want to go somewhere where I would want to be if I got hurt and couldn’t play football.”
The star junior has had a busy fall. When he wasn’t starting at running back (he rushed for 1,070 yards on 115 carries and scored 15 touchdowns this season) and linebacker (the position most schools are recruiting him to play), Forbes was busy making unofficial visits to different schools. He has been to Maryland, Pitt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia unofficially so far this year and plans to go to Boston College this coming weekend.
Forbes, who has been officially offered by Boston College, Maryland, Pitt, Stanford and West Virginia, most recently visited Virginia Tech for the Duke game.
“I really liked it,” Forbes said of Virginia Tech. “I got there right at kickoff, so I didn’t get a chance to go to the pre-game cookout. It was dark after the game, so I didn’t get a chance to drive around. I definitely want to come there, probably next spring, to see the campus and talk to more people.”
The Thomas Johnson standout may not have seen much of Tech’s campus last Saturday, but he did come away very impressed by the game atmosphere and the Hokies defense.
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