Tate Forcier Visits Miami, May Be Nearing Decision

Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier announced his intention to transfer about a week ago. The Washington Huskies are on his short list. With two young quarterbacks, is Washington even a good fit?

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Tate Forcier Reportedly Transferring To Miami Hurricanes

And with that, the Tate Forcier transfer saga appears to be over. After visiting Miami this week, Forcier was reportedly close to making a decision on Wednesday, and it appears he’s done so. Forcier opted to leave Michigan following the 2010 season, releasing a statement on Twitter announcing his intentions*. The Washington Huskies were among the schools on his short list, though he never actually made a visit.

*side note: best way to announce a transfer in the history of college football transfers.

Canes Watch’s Jorge Milian tweeted the news this afternoon, citing a source.

First tweet in more than a year: UM source tells me that Tate Forcier signing transfer papers as we speak.

So much for a long, drawn-out process. Forcier had about six schools in mind, ranging from Montana to Miami, but made his first and last visit last weekend. The Hurricanes need a quarterback and Forcier can quickly compete for the job, following a year off due to the NCAA transfer rules. He will have three years to play two at Miami.

For more on Forcier’, check out our StoryStream on the matter.


Tate Forcier Visits Miami, May Be Close To Becoming A Hurricane

Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier is taking his visits, looking for a landing spot after choosing to leave the Wolverines' football team following the 2010 season. This past weekend, Forcier took a trip to Miami, the first of what's been expected to be many visits this offseason. However, with the situation at Miami -- and the desperate need for a quarterback -- Forcier may make up his mind sooner rather than later.

According to a report by CanesSport, passed along by Yahoo!'s Tom Dienhart, Forcier may be close to becoming a Hurricane already.

Former Michigan QB Tate Forcier could be close to becoming a Miami Hurricane, according to CaneSport.com.less than a minute ago via web

Though he'd have to sit out a year due to transfer requirements, Forcier would immediately be the front-runner for the Hurricanes' starting quarterback job. The Hurricanes missed out on a quarterback in the 2011 recruiting class, namely Jacoby Brissett, and have been searching for an answer at the spot all recruiting season. Since it's playing time he wants -- and playing time he wasn't getting at Michigan -- Miami seems to be a match made in heaven.

Forcier also has the Washington Huskies on his short list and may visit the school sometime in the near-future, as well. With Keith Price and Nick Montana both competing for the starting job this year, Forcier would have an uphill battle in the search for playing time at Washington.

For more on Forcier, check out our StoryStream.


Tate Forcier To Transfer From Michigan, Considering Washington

Tate Forcier announced his intention to transfer from Michigan on Jan. 19, sending out a press release detailing the reasons behind his departure from Ann Arbor. It wasn't the press release that raised eyebrows -- that's nothing out of the ordinary -- but how he did it. Forcier sent the press release out over the course of an hour, 140 characters at a time on Twitter.

Now that the spectacle of the announcement is over, Forcier is getting down to business, looking for a new home for his services. According to ESPN, the Washington Huskies are on the short list of schools Forcier is considering.

"I'm really just looking for the best situation and the best opportunity," Forcier said. "I have a few schools at all levels that I'm interested in. I'm going to set up all my visits as early as possible because all the schools are already wanting me to come visit starting this weekend.

Forcier had a rocky career at Michigan, finally ending after he was declared academically ineligible ahead of the Wolverines Gator Bowl game on Jan. 1. In two years at Michigan, Forcier went from freshman starter to buried on the depth chart under head coach Rich Rodriguez before announcing his intentions to transfer following the season.

Washington is looking for a new starting quarterback ahead of the 2011 season and Forcier would not be immediately eligible, forced to sit out a year due to transfer rules. Keith Price and Nick Montana are expected to battle for the starting job in an open competition beginning during the Huskies' spring camp. With those two looking like long-term solutions at quarterback for the Huskies, it seems like Washington would be an odd fit for Forcier, all things considered.

Nevertheless, we'll keep an eye on Forcier as he looks for a transfer destination.

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