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).