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Forcier's visit on hold as UH awaits his transcripts

By Stephen Tsai

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Hawaii's plans to host former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier on a recruiting visit are on hold while the school awaits his transcripts, according to people familiar with the situation.

UH policy requires a prospect to submit transcripts — whether he is academically eligible or not — to receive an official recruiting trip.

In a telephone interview last week, Forcier acknowledged that the transcripts were one of the conditions. He did not return messages left on his cell phone Wednesday.

But Wednesday afternoon, Forcier's mother notified UH officials the transcripts would arrive in Manoa on Friday, according to sources.

School officials had hoped Forcier would be able to visit this week. Offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich, who was on vacation last week, will be on a recruiting trip next week.

What's more, Forcier has acknowledged that there are time constraints. First-year Warriors are required to report to training camp Aug. 1. Forcier had said he would like to choose a school this month.

Forcier, who was raised in San Diego, was a highly regarded prospect when he signed with Michigan in February 2009. He was the Wolverines' primary starter that year, but ceded the quarterback's job in 2010.

Forcier was academically ineligible for Michigan's 2010 bowl game. Soon after, he left the team.

Forcier indicated he would transfer to Miami, but changed his mind, citing "trust" issues.

Last week, he announced he narrowed his choices to UH and San Jose State. He visited an older brother in the Bay Area, stopping by the SJSU campus. That was considered an "unofficial" visit, meaning the Spartans could not pay for lodging or meals.

UH has offered Forcier an official visit, a 48-hour trip in which the school will pay for travel, lodging and meals.

Forcier has said he is taking online classes to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.





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