6-8 Jake Forrester of Norristown, PA spent about 90 minutes Sunday at USC on an unofficial visit where he met up with the Gamecock assistant coaches and got a tour of the campus. USC head coach Frank Martin was not on hand for the visit according to Forrester who nonetheless got an in-depth initiation into the Gamecock program.
“The facilities are great, all new it looks like,” Forrester said. “The weight program gets you ready for the season. The dorms are nice and the campus is beautiful. They don’t over recruit a lot of guys so if they like you and they like your position you need to fill, they definitely will recruit you hard. The work will make me a better skilled stretch four man and turn me into a three guard, stretch four guy.”
Forrester averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game last season. He also holds offers from Penn State, Arizona State, Indiana, Virginia Tech, Miami, Minnesota, Pitt, Seton Hall, Kansas State and others. Sunday he also stopped by Virginia Tech for a visit. He’s also been to Penn State Temple and he plans to take several more visits this summer and named Miami, Indiana and Virginia as three possibilities.
Forrester plans to sign in November and take his official visits before doing so, and Sunday’s visit helped the Gamecocks as far as improving their chances for one of those visits.
“I’m happy I went,” he said. “I don’t know how to answer you now but I think they definitely pushed up there to be one of my five official visits.”