Tate Forcier mulls next move

Updated: January 25, 2011, 6:53 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier said Tuesday that Miami, Washington, Baylor, San Diego State, Middle Tennessee State and New Mexico are among the FBS schools he is considering transferring to.

Forcier said he is also considering lower-division schools such as Montana, South Carolina State and Florida A&M.

"I'm really just looking for the best situation and the best opportunity," Forcier said. "I have a few schools at all levels that I'm interested in. I'm going to set up all my visits as early as possible because all the schools are already wanting me to come visit starting this weekend."

Forcier backed up Denard Robinson last season after starting ahead of him when they were both freshmen during the 2009 season. Forcier threw for 2,647 yards with 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 20 career games.

The 6-foot-1, 192-pound Forcier, a native of San Diego, Calif., was ruled academically ineligible to play in the Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said Forcier was no longer with the program as he introduced coach Brady Hoke as Rich Rodriguez's successor.

Michael Forcier, Tate Forcier's father, said he was disappointed that Brandon said what he did.

"He could've used different words, but the new sheriff sent the media into a frenzy," Michael Forcier said last week. "Tate didn't flunk out, but he had two incomplete grades. If he was given a chance by at least one professor to make up the work and get a grade, he would be eligible."

Joe Schad is ESPN's college football reporter. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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