Thomas Johnson (Frederick, MD) linebacker Nick Forbes has taken a significant step in his decision-making process. The 6-1, 225-pound rising senior, one of the top linebacker recruits in the East, has narrowed his list of college options from double digits to single digits.
“I narrowed it down to six schools, those being Cal, Duke, Pitt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wake Forest,” Forbes said.
“I sat down and talked to my mom and she agreed that all these schools I selected are great schools, both academically and football-wise, and right now it’s in the process of seeing if I fit there and be happy at the place. Football and academics check out with all the schools, so now it is more of a personal thing.”
Forbes relayed what the next step will be in his recruitment.
“Right now I’m just making the trips out to those [six] schools,” Forbes said. “I’ve already been to Duke. I wasn’t able to get to Wake Forest but I’ve been there a couple times. I came here [to Virginia Tech]. On the 19th thru the 21st [of June] I’ll be at Cal. I’m speaking with West Virginia and Pitt to see when I can set a visit.”
The third visit to Virginia Tech for the Maryland standout, Forbes discussed what he was looking to see on yesterday’s trip.
“I’m just coming to see the coaches again and really to get a feel for the campus and the area,” Forbes said. “I’ve been here before twice and I know a lot about their defensive scheme and things like that, it’s just about getting a feel for the rest of the town and seeing if I fit in around here.”
Forbes arrived around one o’clock in the afternoon. TSL caught up with him around three. What were his initial impressions?
“I like it. It’s a great day. It’s going to be short, but I’m just going to soak up the atmosphere as much as I can,” said Forbes, who planned to meet with head coach Frank Beamer and take another look around the campus and the town before heading home.
Stay tuned for more from Forbes later this month, as we’ll check back in with the talented rising senior for more on his decision-making process.
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