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Tate Forcier update

For all you recruiting nuts, there's an update in the Tate Forcier watch. No, the California high school quarterback hasn't chosen a school, but he's pretty much finalized plans for his five official visits. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound dual threat quarterback is scheduled to attend Penn State the weekend of Sept. 27 for the Illinois game. He's also headed to Michigan on Aug. 30, Florida on Sept. 6, Texas A&M on Sept. 20 and Oregon on Oct. 11.

Tate Forcier update

For all you recruiting nuts, there's an update in the Tate Forcier watch. No, the California high school quarterback hasn't chosen a school, but he's pretty much finalized plans for his five official visits. The 6-foot-1, 184-pound dual threat quarterback is scheduled to attend Penn State the weekend of Sept. 27 for the Illinois game. He's also headed to Michigan on Aug. 30, Florida on Sept. 6, Texas A&M on Sept. 20 and Oregon on Oct. 11.

In this article from AggieYell.com (And we all know what an Aggie Yell is right? If not, ask Joe Paterno), Forcier reiterates that playing early is a very important factor in his decision, which bodes well for Penn State. The Lions haven't recruited a quarterback in three years and if Forcier were to come and redshirt for a season he would conceivably only have to sit for one year behind Pat Devlin. That gives him three years of playing time. Of course, we're getting way ahead of ourselves here. There are some other pretty good schools on Forcier's list. And, quite frankly, the pickings are thin at quarterback at this stage in recruiting for the Class of 2009. If Penn State doesn't get Forcier they'll have to settle for a middle-of-the-road guy (if you believe the so-called experts).

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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