Joe Schad of ESPN.com Tweeted this morning that former Michigan QB Tate Forcier will begin his visits next week and that Washington is on a list that also includes Arizona, Kansas State, Miami and Montana.
Here’s a story that explains Forcier’s departure from Michigan. He is a San Diego native and has worked with Steve Clarkson, the QB guru who has ties with UW coach Steve Sarkisian, so there are some obvious connections there.
He would have to sit out next year as a transfer (unless granted a waiver for some reason) and would have two years of eligibility remaining.
It’s a little interesting this news comes the day after Jacoby Brissett made his decision to go to Florida and that two of the schools on the list are those that lost out on Brissett — UW and Miami.
Each may have given some indication of still being interested in finding another QB. UW’s job is obvioiusly wide open heading into next year with the depature of Jake Locker, and UW has three QBs on scholarship for 2011 — Keith Price, Nick Montana and Derrick Brown, with JC transfer Antavius Sims also able to play the spot if needed.
Schad later Tweeted that the visits would begin with Kansas State and/or Miami first.
UPDATE — Schad later posted this story with a few more details.