University of Miami (1440 x 900)Former Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier has landed at the University of Miami (Fla.).

Forcier started 12 games as a freshman at Michigan, but lost his starting role to Denard Robinson last season. Forcier played in eight games and threw for 597 yards and four touchdowns with four interceptions before being declared academically ineligible for the Gator Bowl.

Forcier reportedly also considered Washington, Arizona, Kansas State and Montana before settling on Miami.

“Miami had the best opportunity,” Forcier told ESPN. “There is so much positive energy around this program and I really want to be apart of it. I love these coaches an feel like they are the right guys for me. I had a great visit and I really want to be a part of the rebirth at Miami.”

Forcier must sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two seasons left of eligibility for the Hurricanes. His likely competition will come from freshman Stephen Morris, who started four games this past season when starter Jacory Harris was injured.

The signing is a big win for for Hurricanes new coach Al Golden, who failed to sign a quarterback in this year’s recruiting class.

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