Tate Forcier aims to be 'closer to home'

Updated: May 25, 2011, 4:53 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN

Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier explained Tuesday why he never enrolled at Miami and also outlined some schools he's interested in.

"I just didn't feel comfortable and wanted to be closer to home," Forcier said. "Miami is completely on the other side of the country. It would have been fun playing there. But I just wanted to be closer so my parents can afford to come to the games."

Forcier announced be was transferring to Miami, but never returned to the campus.

Forcier said he is in the process of setting up visits to other schools.

"I'm looking into Auburn," Forcier said. "I'm definitely interested in USC, San Diego State, Montana, Kansas State and University of San Diego. I have to lay everything out and figure out my visits."

As a freshman in 2009, Forcier started all 12 games for the Wolverines and completed 165 of 281 passes for 2,050 yards and 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

This past season, Forcier appeared in eight games as a backup to Denard Robinson and completed 54 of 84 passes for 597 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions. He was declared academically ineligible for Michigan's trip to the Gator Bowl.

Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN. Information from ESPN.com's Heather Dinich was used in this report.

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