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Forcier’s academic history scares Hawaii away

Graham Watson
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Tate Forcier will not be attending Hawaii this fall, or perhaps any FBS institution.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser is reporting that Forcier, a former Michigan quarterback, did not meet the school's academic standards and so the school stopped recruiting him. Forcier was scheduled to visit Hawaii this weekend, but a condition of the trip was a review of Forcier's transcripts.

Forcier was ruled academically ineligible for Michigan's Jan. 1 Gator Bowl and decided to transfer. At the time, Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon was a little cagey about Forcier's academic status.

"I hate acting like I'm dodging questions," Brandon said about Forcier's status on Jan. 12. "But there are certain limitations as to what I can talk about relative to any student's academic status with the university."

Forcier signed a letter of intent with Miami, but left before enrolling in classes. There was never any concrete reason for his sudden departure.

But after learning his grades were not good enough to get into Hawaii, it seems like Forcier's academics at Michigan are continuing to haunt him.

Forcier also was considering San Jose State. There's no word on whether his grades will be a problem with his enrollment there.

If they are, Forcier will have to explore other playing options, including FCS institutions or even junior college. If he decides go that route, he could play immediately. If he continues to pursue FBS schools -- and he's running out of time to enroll for the fall semester -- he would have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules.

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