San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch quarterback Tate Forcier is one of the most hotly pursued passers in the class of 2009, and the cannon-armed Forcier added his eighth offer over the weekend.
"Virginia just offered me," said Forcier. "They said they were more than impressed with my junior highlight tape. I'm their top guy for the 2009 class. They are definitely a top choice."
The offer from the Cavs is the first Forcier has received from an ACC school, but adds to a good mix of national programs. And Forcier was thrilled to receive the offer from Al Groh and his staff.
"I know it's beautiful out there and it's a great school," said Forcier. "Coach Groh said Virginia would love to have me. I know they have great academics, awesome fans and a tremendous football program."
Before the Cavs offer, Forcier had been offered by Oregon, Penn State and Auburn. Early on, Arizona, Wisconsin, Iowa and Stanford had all offered him.
Forcier finished the 2007 season leading San Diego in all-purpose yards and was a First Team all-League pick and all-San Diego County selection.
He rushed for 733 yards on 66 attempts and had six touchdowns. He passed for 2,387 yards and 21 touchdowns with only five picks, for a 77% passer rating (164-for-213), which led San Diego County. Scripps Ranch played a scheduled that included state runner-up Corona Centennial, state champion Oceanside, and San Diego Section champions Poway and Cathedral Catholic.
Forcier participated in the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio.
The youngest Forcier, Tate's older brothers are both playing in the Pac-10, Jason at Stanford and Chris at UCLA.