By Jonathan Okanes
Sunday, June 28th, 2009 at 9:54 pm in off-season stuff.
Some of you may have seen my story today on Nick Forbes. I realize he committed last weekend, but our shrinking news space put the story on hold for several days. Anyway, here is more from my conversation with Forbes.
On choosing Cal: “One of the main reasons i chose Cal was because of the family atmostphere, not just with football but with the school and the professors. I talked to some of the professors and they seem to really care about the students. They stay late and help out and stuff like that.”
Expanding on the family atmosphere aspect of the football program: “They’re just really good people. AFter I committed, I thought maybe they wouldn’t show as much attention toward me, but there was no difference how they treated me before and after. It just seems like they are good, honest people. They didn’t pressure me during the recruiting process or throw a million facts at me. They are just genuine people that don’t seem like they are really working to make Cal out to be something that it’s not.”
On moving so far away from home (Frederick, MD): “Football is so demanding you don’t have a chance to go home every weekend anyway. It’s not really a factor. I never thought i would be completely satisfied with whatever choice I made. I thought I would still kind of think about going somewhere else. But about the only negative thing about Cal is that it’s far away, and that doesn’t matter to me at all. I joke around with my mom that it’s the worst positive about it.”