Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Nick Forbes

Inside linebacker
Frederick, Maryland
Thomas Johnson
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  • Wt:223 lbsverified
  • 40:4.61 secs
  • Bench Max:275
  • Bench Reps:9.99verified
  • Squat Max:445
  • Shuttle:4.34verified
  • Vertical:34 inches
  • GPA:3.64
  • Class:2010 (High School)
  • - data verified (events)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
CaliforniaCOMMITTED (06/19/2009)Offered10/02/2009Tosh Lupoi
Boston Coll.NoneOfferedNone
NebraskaNoneOfferedNoneJohn Papuchis
RutgersNoneOfferedNoneGary Emanuel
South FloridaNoneOfferedNone
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 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

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

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Cal a Major Topic of Conversation With Kouandjio01/11/
Four Maryland stars revel in Army Bowl experience01/11/
Cal Commits Talk AA Bowl01/09/
Cal assembling elite group of linebackers01/06/ Football Recruiting
AMP: Crab Bowl practice recap12/18/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl Wednesday Hot 1112/17/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Forbes excited about future12/16/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Day One photo gallery12/16/ Football Recruiting
Furman plays new role at Crab Bowl12/15/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl: Who has the edge?12/15/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and D.C. area talent12/14/ Football Recruiting
Category rankings: Linebackers11/18/ Football Recruiting
Crab Bowl to showcase Md. and DC area talent11/13/ Football Recruiting
From the Road: Alabama's best11/04/ Football Recruiting
Zwinak named U.S. Army All-American10/22/
Army Bowl honor a big deal for Forbes10/22/ Football Recruiting
Forbes is an all-around talent09/28/
Best of Top Gun Camp: Defense08/06/ Football Recruiting
Visual breakdown of Top Gun talent08/04/ Football Recruiting
Big names arrive at FBU Top Gun07/29/ Football Recruiting
Down year for talent in Alabama?07/29/ Football Recruiting
The best of the Gridiron Kings07/28/ Football Recruiting
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Whispers: Lupoi has Cal in the national mix06/24/ Football Recruiting
Photo gallery: Cal's camp loaded06/21/ Football Recruiting
California Elite Camp brings out stars06/21/ Football Recruiting
Cal gets four-star daily double06/19/ Football Recruiting
Forbes breaks down trip to VT06/07/
Forbes looks back on visit06/01/2009Devils Illustrated
Nick Forbes down to a final six?05/27/
Grove excited to be a Pirate05/20/
Whispers: Sorting out the top quarterbacks05/20/ Football Recruiting
New schools moving on on Forbes05/19/ Football Recruiting
Four-star LB on the rise05/15/2009Devils Illustrated
Forbes makes his summer schedule05/13/
Future Lions represent in State College05/03/ Football Recruiting
State College Nike Camp Hot 1105/03/ Football Recruiting
WVU 'in there' with four-star05/01/
Rivals100 LB returns to Blacksburg04/14/
Top linebacker not rushing things04/14/
Four-star LB visits Duke04/13/2009Devils Illustrated
Forbes goes over junior day visit04/02/
AMP: Nick Forbes talks recruiting03/20/ Football Recruiting
Video Interview: LB Nick Forbes at MD 5-Star03/19/ Five-Star Showdown Hot 1103/17/ Football Recruiting
Prospects make news at Five-Star Showdown03/16/ Football Recruiting
Top talent to come out for Md. event03/09/ Football Recruiting
Hokies offer talented LB03/09/
Forbes impressed by Junior Day03/03/
Top linebacker still likes Eagles03/03/
LB Forbes set to go out west02/22/ Football Recruiting
MD LB Forbes set to attend Pitt Junior Day02/13/
Forbes gets personal attention on visit02/10/
Terps Junior Day Recruit Profile 702/09/
Stanford offer a thrill for Forbes02/06/
Forbes back in the swing of things01/29/
Rutgers offers top linebacker01/27/
U.S. Army National All-Combine Team: Defense01/12/ Football Recruiting
Forbes is a wanted man01/05/
Recruiting news comes out of Army Combine01/02/ Football Recruiting
Forbes discusses newest offer12/28/
Another offer for 2010 MD LB Forbes12/26/
Video: Nick Forbes lays the wood12/08/
Forbes sees Boston College for first time12/01/
Hokies host Rivals250 junior stud11/24/
Forbes plans trip to Boston College10/30/
2010 Maryland LB has offer from Pitt10/21/
2010 Maryland LB has BC offer10/02/
Atlantic East loaded in 201008/07/ Football Recruiting
WVU Individual Camp Notes: Day 206/23/
2010 Maryland LB has interest06/23/ Football Recruiting
Who will be the breakout star at M&T?04/17/
Profile: Forbes from boy to man03/31/


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

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