Marcus Forston, the 6-foot-2.5, 305-pound five-star defensive tackle from Northwestern High School in Miami, Fla., has 29 scholarship offers, but says he's not moving closer to making a decision.
Forston, ranked No. 9 in the Southeast overall and the nation's No. 2 defensive tackle by Scout.com, still denies a leader, but is considering Miami, Florida, Florida State, USC, LSU, Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. All of his favorites have offered as well as North Carolina, Tennessee, Auburn, Nebraska, Minnesota and several others.
"I don't have any favorites right now," Forston said. "I'm just going to take it to the end. I want to see who really wants me and who's gonna stick with me. I just want to play ball. My dream is to play in the NFL and that's my main goal."
Forston will be attending camps at Florida on July 20 and Florida State on July 21. "Both Florida and Florida State have great fans and tradition," he said. "They both develop their players really well and have great coaches. I love their tradition."
The 'Canes are only 15 minutes from Forston's home, but he admits, "that don't matter."
Although he hasn't scheduled any official visits yet, Forston has been thinking about which school he'd like to see in person. "I'd really like to visit Notre Dame, USC and LSU for sure," he said.
"USC is a big-time program and have been on top for a while now," Forston said. "They haven't really been in contact with me since the spring, but I'm still looking at them and would love to take a trip there.
"Notre Dame is another school I really want to visit," he said. "It's one of the most prestigious schools in the nation and they are always producing big players. They have great exposure and are recognized.
"LSU has a great defense and I love the schemes they run. They are doing really good right now and winning a lot."
Forston made some predictions for the up-coming season. "I think that North Carolina will surprise a lot of people," he said. "And I think that Florida State and Miami will be back on the map as well."
He reports a 3.0 core GPA and is taking the SAT in September.