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  • '08 FL DL Marcus Forston (Miami Verbal)

    Marcus Forston - NT (6'2"/286lbs)
    Northwestern High School (Miami, FL)

    Schools of Interest:
    Miami (Solid Verbal)
    Florida
    Florida St.
    Georgia
    Ole Miss
    Rutgers
    Notre Dame

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    Bench Reps: 33
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    Shuttle: 4.63
    Vertical: 25"

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    Last edited by GoshenGipper; 07-26-2007, 09:49 PM.

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    Reserved for photos.

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    • #3
      Rated the #7 overall prospect in the 2006 Sports Illustrated HS Football issue.

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      • #4
        Marcus picked up an official offer from Miami, which looks to be his early favorite.
        Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below. - Grantland Rice 1924 :clover:

        :football: Brown, ND's first-year defensive coordinator, played at Michigan."(Brown) said if he would have gotten offered by Notre Dame," Slaughter said, "he would have gone to Notre Dame." :football:

        I like to quote myself - GoshenGipper

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        • #5
          According to Scout, Forston has received an Official Offer from Notre Dame. Marcus becomes the second Miami inner city High School athlete to receive an ND offer in the last 3 days. Forston is on both Rivals and Scout's pre-season Top 100 lists, and is expected to be one of the top rated DT's in the country. He lists Miami as his current favorite, but is also on record as saying that he will not make his final decision until NSD 2008.

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          • #6
            Marcus is now on the B&G Official Offer list, and with this verification of the Scout offer he becomes the 46th member of the Irish Envy Official Offer List.

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            • #7
              I'm not joking. If he's going to play TE he needs to have better stats than that, doesn't he? There are certainly players his size or bigger that have better measurables. Didn't Chris Stewart have over a 24 inch vertical?
              Probably will be a tough pull out of Florida but ND is no stranger to getting a kid to leave the state.

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              • #8
                A lot of people think that ND does not have a chance at Marcus Forston, but you certainly would not be able to tell from these 3 quotes that were listed in a free Scout article dated 3/23. See link for complete story.

                Attributed to Marcus Forston about ND offer:

                1) “I’ve been waiting for this (the ND offer) for a week,” said an excited Forston. “I think it got caught up in the mail. Coach Parmalee had traced it down and said it would be this week.”

                2) “We talked about how Notre Dame is one of the most prestigious colleges in the nation,” said Forston. “I told him the most important thing for me is academics. I told him I saw the NFL average for players is four years and I need a degree to fall back on. He told me it was great I had a mindset like that, that I’m not worried just about football.”

                3) “I already got Notre Dame in my five visits,” said Forston. “I also want to go up to Tennessee and Rutgers. I’m not sure about the other two.”

                Forston knows he wants to visit South Bend on a game day.

                “I want to visit during the season when they have one of their big games.”



                Forston may be a tough one to get away from Miami & the Cockwad, but if these quotes are accurate at all, Marcus has a definite interest in Notre Dame.

                Don't be confused by the picture of Darius Fleming when you link to the article, the story is mostly about Forston, with a little blurb about Fleming that is fairly meaningless by now.

                http://notredame.scout.com/2/629205.html

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by irishunclebill View Post
                  Forston may be a tough one to get away from Miami & the Cockwad, but if these quotes are accurate at all, Marcus has a definite interest in Notre Dame.

                  Don't be confused by the picture of Darius Fleming when you link to the article, the story is mostly about Forston, with a little blurb about Fleming that is fairly meaningless by now.

                  http://notredame.scout.com/2/629205.html
                  Yeah, if he is interested in academics then Miami is definitely not shabby. The problem with going to Miami though is that you need to graduate with a really high GPA or it doesn't mean much career-wise. My cousin Chauncey graduated with a 4.0 from both undergrad, grad marine bio, and law school there. Sure, when you have those grades you can write your own ticket.

                  I'm not sure how recruiters look at GPAs at Notre Dame.

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                  • #10
                    fortson will be really tough to get away from miami,but f anybody can do it its weis and crew.

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                    • #11
                      Despite rampant rumors that he would commit to Miami tomorrow at their Spring Game, Forston is quoted on a Miami recruiting site as saying that there is no chance that he will commit tomorrow. Marcus also said that he would probably wait until NSD, although in the same breath said that if he does anything it will not be till the end of May. The rumors of Forston's imminent committment were actually started by Miami commit Brandon Washington and spread quickly by the Hurricane faithful. Miami is still the big favorite to get Marcus, and he still lists them as his #1 choice, but he does list the Irish as one of his five favorites along with Miami, LSU, USC, & Rutgers.

                      What about Florida & FSU for a Florida boy, which leads to the best part of the whole story. Marcus's explanation for why they are not in his favorites. Florida has too many recruits and he never really liked FSU. Hopefully this will not be the first time this year that "Urban Greed" will cost the Gators a shot at some of the top 2008 recruits.

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                      • #12
                        Miami received a third DT verbal today in Justin Thompson to go along with Jeremy Lewis and Minacor Regis. Hopefully that put Marcus off some.

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                        • #13
                          marcus fortson would be a huge catch for nd he is a real stud a top 50 player.if charlie and the staff can steal him from the hurricanes that would be great go irish!!!

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                          • #14
                            It's good to hear that Miami is filling up at DT. It certainly can't be bad news for us :)

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                            • #15
                              I hate to sound optimistic about a guy that ND probably realistically does not have a great shot at, but what the hell, it's 1 A.M., McDonald is Irish, things continue to look promising on the Fleming/Newman front, and I just watched the NUMA NUMA for the 5th time, so here goes.

                              The Forston situation is getting very interesting. Most Cane fans were shocked when Forston did not commit at their Spring Game last Saturday, but they still contend that Forston is Miami all the way. Maybe so, but if Forston does go Miami, it looks like they will have to wait until January or February to find out. The Poodle just offered Forston, and Marcus is starting to realize what a big time national recruit he is, so I expect him to play the process out until close to NSD.

                              For ND, the news from Forston has been consistent since he received the Irish offer. ND is in his Top 5, and even with the Poodloffer, ND is still there. Best of all, Marcus has explicitly stated that he will definitely take one of his 5 official visits to South Bend. What more can you ask for from the kid, then having him give you the opportunity to show him the best campus in the U.S.A.

                              I just hope that when Marcus does come for his official visit that the weather is a lot better than it was on Big Wednesday.

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                              • #16
                                This guy's definitely elite. I'd love to get him on board.

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                                • #17
                                  Marcus Forston is still a big time long shot for ND, but the news on him continues to be good for the Irish. At one time, Forston was considered to be a Miami lock who would commit at their spring game. That never happened and about a month ago Forston indicated that he might make his decision in May after his HS spring practices, and if not then, most likely before the start of the school year in August. Now Forston is indicating that he will wait until NSD to decide. For Notre Dame, the longer the better. If Forston continues to indicate an interest in ND, there is no doubt that ND will hold a schollie for a DL of his caliber, even if Newman and Goebel join Cwynar & Williams. The upside to the ND program both in terms of the immense athletic skills of Forston and the enhanced reputation of successfully recruiting an athlete out of a inner city University of Miami pipeline school would be too much for any school including ND to pass on, no matter how full their recruiting class is.

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                                  • #18
                                    IUB this board would be dead without you.

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                                    • #19
                                      IK1023, I second that notion! I can no longer rep IUB since I have to share the wealth

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                                      • #20
                                        HAha same with me it's rejected me about 10 times already.

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by seniorle View Post
                                          IK1023, I second that notion! I can no longer rep IUB since I have to share the wealth
                                          I took care of for you boys!!
                                          Yeah, I brought back the side piece of ass thanks to ulukinatme.

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                                          • #22
                                            Everyone knows that it's going to be very tough to pull Marcus Forston out of Miami, but it is getting really difficult not to get excited when Forston talks about ND. Every time he makes a comment about CW & the Irish, it is always dead-on about all of the right reasons for him to come to Notre Dame.

                                            It can not be overstated what an immense recruiting coup it would be for CW to pull a Defensive Lineman of the caliber of Forston from a inner city Miami school, and such a coup would also have a dramatic positive effect on ND's defensive recruiting for years to come. IMO, this guy is the most important recruit on the board for ND, he may not be as highly rated as Brown or Hill, but the position he plays and his geographical location are both crucial to Notre Dame's plans to be a serious NC contender in the next few years. Besides, Forston is the only one of those three guys who is showing ND any love. Forston would probably be the best D recruit for the Irish in the last 10 years so look for CW & CB to pull out all the stops on this one. The longer Forston's recruiting goes on, the better the chances for ND. Wouldn't it be wonderful after the 2007 NSD disappointments to have a guy like Forston commit to the Irish on NSD 2008.

                                            Sorry, didn't mean to get too excited, but the successful recruitement of Marcus Forston could be the proverbial "turning the corner" for the Irish.

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                                            • #23
                                              if we can land fortson it would send shock waves thru our football program.he would be a HUGE HUGE HUGE get for us.

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                                              • #24
                                                I don't feel like waiting all the way till Feb. for his decision. Yeah, if he came on it would be the biggest defensive pull i've ever seen because he's in the hot spot of Miami and Hotbed for The "U" and The "U" coach attended that high school and we play in Indiana haha, Corwin Brown is a master at recruiting and I bet he'll do the same as a DC.

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                                                • #25
                                                  Originally posted by Irishknight1023 View Post
                                                  I don't feel like waiting all the way till Feb. for his decision. Yeah, if he came on it would be the biggest defensive pull i've ever seen because he's in the hot spot of Miami and Hotbed for The "U" and The "U" coach attended that high school and we play in Indiana haha, Corwin Brown is a master at recruiting and I bet he'll do the same as a DC.
                                                  Not to pick on you knight, but I love this quote. Personally, I'd all the top recruits to sign tomorrow, and the season to start the next day. :)

                                                  Since that's not going to happen, I'm feeling good about the progress so far. Amazing to think that we're over halfway done and most of the remaining guys haven't even visited campus yet. Seems like we've got to give some of the elite guys a chance to come visit this summer or fall before we shut the door on them.

                                                  I guess that's one of the big differences between ND and Texas, for instance. It's harder for elite recruits to do unofficial visits since most of them have to fly in.

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                                                  • #26
                                                    Originally posted by irishunclebill View Post
                                                    Everyone knows that it's going to be very tough to pull Marcus Forston out of Miami, but it is getting really difficult not to get excited when Forston talks about ND. Every time he makes a comment about CW & the Irish, it is always dead-on about all of the right reasons for him to come to Notre Dame.

                                                    It can not be overstated what an immense recruiting coup it would be for CW to pull a Defensive Lineman of the caliber of Forston from a inner city Miami school, and such a coup would also have a dramatic positive effect on ND's defensive recruiting for years to come. IMO, this guy is the most important recruit on the board for ND, he may not be as highly rated as Brown or Hill, but the position he plays and his geographical location are both crucial to Notre Dame's plans to be a serious NC contender in the next few years. Besides, Forston is the only one of those three guys who is showing ND any love. Forston would probably be the best D recruit for the Irish in the last 10 years so look for CW & CB to pull out all the stops on this one. The longer Forston's recruiting goes on, the better the chances for ND. Wouldn't it be wonderful after the 2007 NSD disappointments to have a guy like Forston commit to the Irish on NSD 2008.

                                                    Sorry, didn't mean to get too excited, but the successful recruitement of Marcus Forston could be the proverbial "turning the corner" for the Irish.
                                                    I agree -- we've been stockpiling very solid players who we can build a solid defense around.

                                                    But to get to that elite level, we need to pull guys like Fortson, Hill, etc. These are the type of guys that turn your defense from solid to spectacular.

                                                    I love the recruiting efforts of CB, and I agree with you that this would be the biggest pull out of the last decade or so if we get him. He's a TREMENDOUS player who plays at a TREMENDOUS high school program. Building a repertoire with that high school, regardless of their connections to Miami, would be another positive.

                                                    I, too, am getting very excited about his recruitment. As solid as Cwynar is, Fortson DRAMATICALLY increases the talent on the defensive line. And I agree -- if he was "all Miami", he'd be committed right now.

                                                    This is a good, good thing, ladies and gentleman.

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                                                    • #27
                                                      Considering the caption below the latest II article on Forston, I tend to agree with positive sentiments here. Its only May, and we've managed to be a part of drawing the field even with Miami. With Corwin paying heed to this kid, I think we have a solid chance of pulling off an upset here.

                                                      Not to bash Miami, but they aren't what they used to be on the recruiting trail. Its really more of a statement that they've come back down to earth, but the combo of Coker focusing on out of state talent a little more, Coker getting canned, two brawls in two years, their beginning to lose once again, and a steady trend of decline since their title appearance v. Ohio State, has shaken the confidence of some of their recruits IMO. Not all, since there are bound to be guys who were practically born with "the U" stamped on their forehead, but their backyard isn't the gated community it once was with recruits.

                                                      This isn't Butch Davis reclaiming the throne at "the U". Shannon is an alumni who is a first time head coach, without the same NFL connections that Weis carried with him year one. More often than not, a new head coach will bring more questions than answers to the recruiting trail for prospects, and this might be the year to strike, because Shannon's biggest concern isn't recruiting - its regaining the respect of the guys he already has; a bigger reclamation project than Weis faced year one.

                                                      Getting back to specifics, five years ago I doubt we even hear one word about a kid from Miami leaving the state for some place out in the middle of Indiana. Now, that conversation is more than open with elite guys like Sabino and Forston, not to mention it already happened last year with A. Allen. If there were ever a time to try and grab some guys from Miami, now would be it.

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                                                      • #28
                                                        http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news;_...ory_recruiting

                                                        Good story on Marcus. Seems like we're on him hard and I think he is definently interested in us. If he really is serious about getting out from where he lives to try and make a better life for himself then we could be a player. Alot of time from now till NSD so that leaves a good chance to work on him. At this point last year nobody thought Marvin Austin would be going to UNC. Me being the ultimate pessimist am trying to look at his recruitment in a positive light because there is so much time to work him.

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                                                        • #29
                                                          http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com...amp&vidid=2539

                                                          Check him out on the scoop and score.

                                                          This guy would be a great DL get, one I think we'd take in regardless of position need. At 285 pounds, he's at a weight that could either project at DE or NT for this defense - and I think he's good enough to play either, and dominate while doing so.

                                                          Its also interesting that he's getting perturbed by some of the schools constantly feeding him the same lines. With that in mind, its nice to hear reviews of Corwin Brown that mention how he'll simply talk about the everyday with kids, rather than constantly jabbering about football.

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                                                          • #30
                                                            I guess Marcus Forston is also sick and tired of all the recruiting experts considering him to be a Miami lock because he went out of his way to tell Scout just how he feels about that. He could have reacted that way just from looking at II where it seems that everyone thinks he is a Miami lock, yep, just like Hunter, Blanton, Page, etc, etc, were all locks somewhere at one time. Forston may still end up in Miami, but anybody who thinks that Forston is not seriously considering other schools is just taking a blind eye to what this kid is repeatedly saying.

                                                            Link to Scout headline blurb:

                                                            http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=109&p=2...2%26c%3d649004

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                                                            • #31
                                                              I think the Irish continue to go hard after the guy despite the commitments of Newman and Hunter. Go get em' CB and CW!
                                                              "Nice pass, B*tch!" - Jeff Samardzija to Drew Stanton

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                                                              • #32
                                                                Originally posted by williamson143 View Post
                                                                I think the Irish continue to go hard after the guy despite the commitments of Newman and Hunter. Go get em' CB and CW!

                                                                I agree, but if any one of the group of Goebel, Agahyere, Johnson, or Lewis-Moore commit, I'm not so sure that ND would continue to leave a schollie available for Forston until NSD unless for some reason, which now seems unlikely, there are still slots available at that time.

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                                                                • #33
                                                                  Forston participated in an ESPN chat today and one of the questions asked if Notre Dame had a shot and Marcus had this to say...

                                                                  "Right now, Notre Dame has a good chance, they're paying a lot of attention to me."
                                                                  -----He also said how he would like to play ina 3-4 system. Thats all I've got, but if anybody has the transcript that would be good.

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                                                                  • #34
                                                                    i'am sure there is a scholarship open for fortson!no matter who committs!he is the marvin austin of this years class!

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                                                                    • #35
                                                                      ESPN.com: SPORTSNATION - Chat-16185

                                                                      ------The ESPN Q&A with Forston from various posters. It was premium, but now it's free so I guess you should look before ESPN changes their mind again.

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                                                                      • #36
                                                                        Brandon(Indianapolis, IN): Hey Marcus, as a Miami fan I'd love to see you give your committment to Randy Shannon and the U today, but just how hard is it sifting through all the mail and call's that you get from the many different schools that are after you? thanks...and please stay home and be a Cane!

                                                                        Marcus Forston: Right now, I have a lot of letters, so it's not easy to narrow them down. I'm not committed to anyone yet.

                                                                        -----------What the hell an Indiana "U" fan? what a disgrace...

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                                                                        • #37
                                                                          i think it was a great discussion

                                                                          either he didnt open up who is leading for him or we may be tied with Miami

                                                                          either way i think we have a decent shot at him

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                                                                          • #38
                                                                            Scout.com: Forston Figures To Make Late Decision

                                                                            ------Well it looks like WE'RE STILL ON HIM HARD! Wow 6 DLman? I guess our coaches are saying "screw the numbers, look at the talent we can bring in"

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                                                                            • #39
                                                                              This blows my mind. Talk of 5 LBs (Sabino, Filer)? 4 DBs (Brown, McCarthy)? 6 DLs (Forston)?

                                                                              I have no clue how to project the rest of our recruiting class.

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                                                                              • #40
                                                                                I really like how this kid sounds.

                                                                                Even if he doesn't go Irish, I'm going to enjoy following him at another college program (hopefully not USC), because he seems like a very intelligent young man and isn't someone loving the spotlight.

                                                                                That being said, getting him on the defensive line would make this class INSANE (not that it isn't already.)

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                                                                                • #41
                                                                                  Originally posted by GoldenDomer3 View Post
                                                                                  This blows my mind. Talk of 5 LBs (Sabino, Filer)? 4 DBs (Brown, McCarthy)? 6 DLs (Forston)?

                                                                                  I have no clue how to project the rest of our recruiting class.
                                                                                  1 QB
                                                                                  0 RB
                                                                                  3 WR
                                                                                  2 TE
                                                                                  2 OL

                                                                                  That would make 23 ... so would

                                                                                  1 QB
                                                                                  0 RB
                                                                                  2 WR (plus J. Brown)
                                                                                  2 TE
                                                                                  3 OL

                                                                                  ... and so would

                                                                                  1 QB
                                                                                  1 RB
                                                                                  2 WR
                                                                                  2 TE
                                                                                  2 OL

                                                                                  Basically I think we'll take whatever talent we can get on the defensive side, and then just let our guys at wideout (Floyd, Butler), RB (Thomas, Williams), and OL jump on the train as it leaves the station. Fifteen defensive commitments would definitely be a LOT, though ...
                                                                                  Stoney is a dead man.

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                                                                                  • #42
                                                                                    we will take
                                                                                    2 wr
                                                                                    1 dl
                                                                                    2 db
                                                                                    1 ol
                                                                                    1 rb
                                                                                    bank it lol

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                                                                                    • #43
                                                                                      i say we take the best talent left on the board we need playmakers!!!

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                                                                                      • #44
                                                                                        Originally posted by rockne19 View Post
                                                                                        i say we take the best talent left on the board we need playmakers!!!
                                                                                        I agree. I don't understand why people try to guess the numbers we'll take this year or any other year. Yeah, numbers do matter but we don't have to worry about it, the COACHES do. I've got this strange funny feeling they know what they're doing. That's just me tho.

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                                                                                        • #45
                                                                                          Originally posted by GhostSpirit View Post
                                                                                          I agree. I don't understand why people try to guess the numbers we'll take this year or any other year. Yeah, numbers do matter but we don't have to worry about it, the COACHES do. I've got this strange funny feeling they know what they're doing. That's just me tho.
                                                                                          I agree -- everyone seems to be putting us down for three WRs, with Goodman and Floyd seemingly always in the discussion and one of Baldwin or Butler.

                                                                                          Well, if Butler and Baldwin go elsewhere, why not use that scholarship on more talent along the defensive line? Where's the harm in that?

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                                                                                          • #46
                                                                                            Originally posted by Katzenboyer View Post
                                                                                            I agree -- everyone seems to be putting us down for three WRs, with Goodman and Floyd seemingly always in the discussion and one of Baldwin or Butler.

                                                                                            Well, if Butler and Baldwin go elsewhere, why not use that scholarship on more talent along the defensive line? Where's the harm in that?
                                                                                            There isn't harm in that.

                                                                                            Honestly though, with the way things are going, I don't think we have any idea how this class will shape up. 22 scholarships? 25? Do we take 4 DBs? 3 WRs? 6 DL? A RB?

                                                                                            A month ago I thought I knew. But now? Not a clue. Sit back and let this thing unfold.

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                                                                                            • #47
                                                                                              Originally posted by GoldenDomer3 View Post
                                                                                              There isn't harm in that.

                                                                                              Honestly though, with the way things are going, I don't think we have any idea how this class will shape up. 22 scholarships? 25? Do we take 4 DBs? 3 WRs? 6 DL? A RB?

                                                                                              A month ago I thought I knew. But now? Not a clue. Sit back and let this thing unfold.
                                                                                              ------Yeah a month ago I thought I had the #'s and positions in my head, but now i'm as confused as ever. I don't know if our coaches will stick to the low 20's to leave room for more 5th year Sr.s then Crum and Lambert or not. They know what they are doing and thats always a good thing.

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                                                                                              • #48
                                                                                                Marcus has a top 3 of the Florida big 3 and continues to talk about Notre Dame, but doesn't include them in his top 3 because he hasn't visited yet, which he knows he'll do. ND's chances are very slim, but a visit is still a good sign. He's not deciding any time soon, so the staff has a lot of time to sway him.

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                                                                                                • #49
                                                                                                  Originally posted by GhostSpirit View Post
                                                                                                  Marcus has a top 3 of the Florida big 3 and continues to talk about Notre Dame, but doesn't include them in his top 3 because he hasn't visited yet, which he knows he'll do. ND's chances are very slim, but a visit is still a good sign. He's not deciding any time soon, so the staff has a lot of time to sway him.
                                                                                                  --------I still think the staff is pursuing him because he's deciding on NSD and if one of our final 5 DL de-commit we won't be left with our jocks in our hands. I don't think they'll take a 6th DL thats too many for one year. Weis told Goebel he was taking 5 max DL this year and apparently the staff was higher on Omar Hunter than Forston so I don't think they think Forston is the end all be all of defensive lineman.

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                                                                                                  • #50
                                                                                                    If Fortson Wants To Come To Nd We Take Him Period!!! I Don't Care If We Have 50 Dt Coming In!!!!!

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