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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Nick Forbes

Inside linebacker
Frederick, Maryland
Thomas Johnson
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
CaliforniaCOMMITTED (06/19/2009)Offered10/02/2009Tosh Lupoi
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
DukeNoneOfferedNone
MarylandNoneOfferedNone
NebraskaNoneOfferedNoneJohn Papuchis
PittsburghNoneOfferedNone
RutgersNoneOfferedNoneGary Emanuel
South FloridaNoneOfferedNone
StanfordNoneOfferedNone
Virginia TechNoneOfferedNoneKevin Sherman
Wake ForestNoneOfferedNoneBrad Lambert
West VirginiaNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Nick Forbes

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Camp settingby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: He is not the tallest linebacker but is a legit 6 feet and rocked-up like a huge running back.
Needs Improvement: Like most muscular linebackers, Forbes is a tad stiff in the hips and must improve flexibility in order to contend for an outside linebacker position.
Most Impressive: Forbes loves building up a head of steam and just knocking someone on their can. He is also a high-effort kid that excels as a running back and linebacker.
Conclusion: He should be a real terror on coverage teams early in his career. At this point, he may be better suited as a middle linebacker or weakside linebacker and could add much-needed depth right away at either position. May not be a full-time starter until his second year.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

Latest News

Ready to Roar, Part 13: Nick Forbes07/07/2010 GoldenBearReport.com

Were it not for a visit to Stanford, four-star linebacker Nick Forbes may never have come to Cal.

Turene picks up first West Coast offer05/23/2010GoldenBearReport.com
Dallas linebacker "fell in love" with Cal on his junior day visit03/08/2010GoldenBearReport.com
Ready to Roar, Part 5: Cecil Whiteside02/22/2010GoldenBearReport.com
Position recruiting breakdown: Defense02/09/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top recruiters by conference02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Class of 2010: Top 25 recruiters02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Cal's Lupoi named recruiter of the year02/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Pac-1002/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Coleman Edmond Gets Fresh Start at Cal01/28/2010GoldenBearReport.com
No nonsense Martin ready for future at Cal01/25/2010GoldenBearReport.com
Cal a Major Topic of Conversation With Kouandjio01/11/2010GoldenBearReport.com
Four Maryland stars revel in Army Bowl experience01/11/2010MarylandVarsity.com
Cal Commits Talk AA Bowl01/09/2010GoldenBearReport.com
Cal assembling elite group of linebackers01/06/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
AMP: Crab Bowl practice recap12/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl Wednesday Hot 1112/17/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Forbes excited about future12/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Day One photo gallery12/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Furman plays new role at Crab Bowl12/15/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Who has the edge?12/15/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and D.C. area talent12/14/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Linebackers11/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and DC area talent11/13/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
From the Road: Alabama's best11/04/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Zwinak named U.S. Army All-American10/22/2009MarylandVarsity.com
Army Bowl honor a big deal for Forbes10/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Forbes is an all-around talent09/28/2009GoldenBearReport.com
Best of Top Gun Camp: Defense08/06/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Visual breakdown of Top Gun talent08/04/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big names arrive at FBU Top Gun07/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Down year for talent in Alabama?07/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The best of the Gridiron Kings07/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Stock up for these defenders07/09/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Whispers: Lupoi has Cal in the national mix06/24/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Photo gallery: Cal's camp loaded06/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
California Elite Camp brings out stars06/21/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Cal gets four-star daily double06/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Forbes breaks down trip to VT06/07/2009HokieHaven.com
Forbes looks back on visit06/01/2009Devils Illustrated
Nick Forbes down to a final six?05/27/2009HokieHaven.com
Grove excited to be a Pirate05/20/2009PirateIllustrated.com
Whispers: Sorting out the top quarterbacks05/20/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
New schools moving on on Forbes05/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Four-star LB on the rise05/15/2009Devils Illustrated
Forbes makes his summer schedule05/13/2009Panther-lair.com
Future Lions represent in State College05/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
State College Nike Camp Hot 1105/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
WVU 'in there' with four-star05/01/2009WVSports.com
Rivals100 LB returns to Blacksburg04/14/2009HokieHaven.com
Top linebacker not rushing things04/14/2009EagleAction.com
Four-star LB visits Duke04/13/2009Devils Illustrated
Forbes goes over junior day visit04/02/2009TerrapinSportsReport.com
AMP: Nick Forbes talks recruiting03/20/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Video Interview: LB Nick Forbes at MD 5-Star03/19/2009HokieHaven.com
Rivals.com Five-Star Showdown Hot 1103/17/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Prospects make news at Five-Star Showdown03/16/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top talent to come out for Md. event03/09/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Hokies offer talented LB03/09/2009HokieHaven.com
Forbes impressed by Junior Day03/03/2009CardinalSportsReport.com
Top linebacker still likes Eagles03/03/2009EagleAction.com
LB Forbes set to go out west02/22/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
MD LB Forbes set to attend Pitt Junior Day02/13/2009Panther-lair.com
Forbes gets personal attention on visit02/10/2009DeaconsIllustrated.com
Terps Junior Day Recruit Profile 702/09/2009TerrapinSportsReport.com
Stanford offer a thrill for Forbes02/06/2009CardinalSportsReport.com
Forbes back in the swing of things01/29/2009TerrapinSportsReport.com
Rutgers offers top linebacker01/27/2009ScarletNation.com
U.S. Army National All-Combine Team: Defense01/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Forbes is a wanted man01/05/2009EagleAction.com
Recruiting news comes out of Army Combine01/02/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Forbes discusses newest offer12/28/2008DeaconsIllustrated.com
Another offer for 2010 MD LB Forbes12/26/2008Panther-lair.com
Video: Nick Forbes lays the wood12/08/2008Rivals.com
Forbes sees Boston College for first time12/01/2008EagleAction.com
Hokies host Rivals250 junior stud11/24/2008HokieHaven.com
Forbes plans trip to Boston College10/30/2008EagleAction.com
2010 Maryland LB has offer from Pitt10/21/2008Panther-lair.com
2010 Maryland LB has BC offer10/02/2008EagleAction.com
Atlantic East loaded in 201008/07/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
WVU Individual Camp Notes: Day 206/23/2008WVSports.com
2010 Maryland LB has interest06/23/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Who will be the breakout star at M&T?04/17/2008MarylandVarsity.com
Profile: Forbes from boy to man03/31/2008MarylandVarsity.com

Stats

RushingReceivingDefense
Year AttYdsAvgTDNoYdsUTATTckTFLSck
2008 (Jr.)1431,0758.11588163339664
2007 (So.)1151,052-10--99--1510

Nick Forbes reminds us of...

Jon Beason - LB Miramar, FL Ht: 6'0"Wt: 237 lbs Team: Carolina Panthers