San Diego (Calif.) Scripps Ranch quarterback Tate Forcier landed his second offer from the ACC this week, and his ninth overall.
"I just got number nine," said Forcier. "Maryland offered me. I talked to three coaches and the head coach, Ralph Friedgen, offered."
The offer from the Terps joins an offer he received earlier this week from Virginia.
"Coach Friedgen said they are looking for a quarterback just like me," said Forcier. "He said he loves how I can run, throw in the picket, throw on the run and how I can scramble. They're going to run the west coast offense. The thing that's cool is that they're not afraid to start a young quarterback."
Prior to the Terps offer, Forcier had been offered by Oregon, Penn State, Virginia and Auburn. Early on, Arizona, Wisconsin, Iowa and Stanford had all offered him.
Currently, Maryland has two California quarterbacks on the roster, Chris Turner and Josh Portis.
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.