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OL transfer from University of Nebraska
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From a 2020 Neb. preview. Neb. returns all 5 o-line starters.

"Junior Hunter Miller and sophomore AJ Forbes (guard/center) did not appear in a game in 2019, but were both on the Husker travel roster for several away games."
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grizfan1984 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:41 pm
OL transfer from University of Nebraska
AJ Forbes is a 6-4, 310-pound Center from Bellevue, NE.



AJ Forbes
POS: OG
HEIGHT 6-4
WEIGHT 310

HIGH SCHOOL
Bellevue West
HOME TOWN
Bellevue, NE
https://247sports.com/Player/AJ-Forbes-83644/
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Oh yeah!!
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My goodness!
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He absolutely wrecks people in his HUDL video. Made the 105 man Nebraska roster as a true freshman walk on. This is a great get for the Griz!
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Hell yeah, finally a tough Nebraska boy!!!! Hope this will be the 1st of many.
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Good find but he seems a bit heavy for a CB. I s’pose we could use him at C also.
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Welcome to Griz Nation Mr. Forbes & family!
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Senior year

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Wondering...does he play guard allowing MM to go to center? Not sure a new to system guy would be ready to make the line calls yet.
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Did I see a little "belly rub" there ?
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fanofzoo wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:12 am
Did I see a little "belly rub" there ?

depending on how the O/l is coming along, I just wonder if they may look at him as a d-tackle......his high school highlights would suggest he may be better on defense than offense imo......heck of a run stopper in the 3-4.....just a thought....
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Watching him pancake guys on offense is truly fun to watch.

Watching him shed blocks on the D-line is impressive as well...

He could fit in a couple places...on either side of the line.
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I hope he plays OL. Quality play has been a long time coming.
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Here are the 16 KNOWN offers this kid had during this transfer process. So awesome we got him!

Northern Colorado
Saint Francis University
Univ Nebraska Kearney
Lindenwood University
Sanford University
West Texas A&M
Idaho St
NW Missouri St
Eastern Kentucky
Abilene Christian
Stephen F Austin
UT Martin
SELA
East Tenn St
Mcneese St
Eastern Illinois
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Ursus1 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:56 am
Wondering...does he play guard allowing MM to go to center? Not sure a new to system guy would be ready to make the line calls yet.
I think Mallory will play center. He was in the spring. Gives AJ a shot at guard and gives us a good back up center option too. Great get!
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Ursus1 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 8:56 am
Wondering...does he play guard allowing MM to go to center? Not sure a new to system guy would be ready to make the line calls yet.
That's what they were saying about Moses Mallory last year.
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HookedonGriz wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:35 am
Here are the 16 KNOWN offers this kid had during this transfer process. So awesome we got him!

Northern Colorado
Saint Francis University
Univ Nebraska Kearney
Lindenwood University
Sanford University
West Texas A&M
Idaho St
NW Missouri St
Eastern Kentucky
Abilene Christian
Stephen F Austin
UT Martin
SELA
East Tenn St
Mcneese St
Eastern Illinois
Looking at that list; he made the right choice.
"I woke up still not dead again today." - Willie Nelson
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HookedonGriz wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:35 am
Here are the 16 KNOWN offers this kid had during this transfer process. So awesome we got him!

Northern Colorado
Saint Francis University
Univ Nebraska Kearney
Lindenwood University
Sanford University
West Texas A&M
Idaho St
NW Missouri St
Eastern Kentucky
Abilene Christian
Stephen F Austin
UT Martin
SELA
East Tenn St
Mcneese St
Eastern Illinois
UM should beat out everyone on that list 100 out of 100 times.
“He has the physical ability, plus that intangible you can’t coach — leadership skill,” Reid said. “You can’t always find it. But you feel lucky when you find someone who has it. He has it all. He’s Dave Dickenson — one of greatest quarterbacks we’ve had here — in a bigger, stronger, more athletic body. That’s Travis Lulay.”
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