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Virginia Tech is the most recent program to extend an official offer to 6-1, 225-pound linebacker Nick Forbes, a talented rising senior out of Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Maryland. Forbes admittedly was surprised by the Tech offer, but he was excited about it all the same.
“Virginia Tech kind of shocked me,” Forbes said. “My coach got in a car accident, so we had a sub taking phone calls from coaches. One day after class, the sub said Virginia Tech called and asked me to call this guy and they were talking about offering. I was kind of skeptical. I didn’t think it would actually happen because I didn’t have that much contact with them. I called Coach Sherman and he said they were going to offer. I got the paperwork the next week.”
Forbes attended Virginia Tech’s home football game against Duke last fall and enjoyed the experience. He plans to return to Blacksburg next month.
“Probably my most sure visit is to Virginia Tech,” replied Forbes when asked if he had any visits lined up for the spring. “I think it’ll be on April 13th, which is during our Spring Break. I talked to Coach Sherman and he said to let them know as soon as I can if I’m sure I can make it.”
With the offer, where does Virginia Tech stand on Forbes’ list?
“I haven’t really narrowed anything down,” Forbes answered. “I’m actually eager and excited to learn more about the program. I went down for a game and the non-football stuff, like the fan support, got my attention. I’m anxious to see what the facilities are like and get to know the coaches.”
Forbes, who boasts 11 official scholarship offers, has taken several unofficial visits this year, including trips to Cal, Maryland, Pitt, Stanford and Wake Forest. He particularly enjoyed the West coast swing to Stanford and Cal and indicated that location wouldn’t be a big factor in his decision.
“Location is not really a factor,” Forbes said. “I mean, when it comes down to making a decision, I’m going to pick the best opportunity I can get. I want to go somewhere where I can become a better person and become a better player. It’ll be a tough decision to make. If I did go somewhere that far away, it would be weird and exciting.”
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