The list of blue-chip quarterbacks that are still uncommitted and seriously considering signing with Penn State in 2009 is back down to one.
Tate Forcier, the top-10 ranked signal-caller from Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, gave Michigan a verbal commitment Sunday during a weekend visit to Ann Arbor, Go Blue Wolverine magazine reported on its Web site.
Forcier's commitment was later confirmed by other media outlets.
''I had to call [my brother] Jason first. He said, 'You'll know the feeling you get when you want to commit, and when you get it, don't second guess it.' I got that feeling this weekend,'' Forcier told Go Blue Wolverine.
In addition to Penn State, Forcier, who has two older brothers get scholarships as quarterbacks to major Division I colleges, was also considering Arizona State, Oregon and Texas A&M. Forcier made an unofficial visit to Penn State last season.
In 2007, Forcier (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) was first-team underclassman all-California, completing 77 percent of his passes for almost 2,400 yards and running for another 700.
There are a couple of ironic twists to Forcier's commitment. First, Jason Forcier originally signed with Michigan when Lloyd Carr was coach but eventually transferred to Stanford.
Also, the younger Forcier's pledge comes two weeks after Virginia quarterback Kevin Newsome withdrew a verbal commitment to Michigan and reopened his recruitment. Newsome, considered a better athlete but not as polished a passer as Forcier, is the other top-10 quarterback who has been linked with Penn State this recruiting season.
Virginia Tech and North Carolina are considered Penn State' top competition to land Newsome.
It's been two years since Penn State signed a quarterback. Therefore, the position is considered to be a priority for the Nittany Lions in this recruiting class.
Penn State has 16 verbal commitments and is expected to sign 25-28 in February.