Brett Forbis made it official on Friday that he is going to attend Flagler College when he signed his national letter of intent.
Flagler is a Division 2 college in St. Augustine, Florida, which is a part of the Peach Belt Conference in athletics.
This signing comes after last season when, through only a four-game season, the junior at the time and now senior was playing his best baseball of his high school career.
Last season, Forbis held a .600 batting average and a .765 on base percentage in those four games. He also led the Golden Falcons to a 3-1 record before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forbis said he is glad to finally make the decision in signing with Flagler College.
“I am relieved,” he said. “All that hard work finally paid off. I finally get to see it all work out.”
Forbis also talked about how it was disappointing to not be able to finish his junior season.
“It was a great season so far,” he said. “We were planning on going to state’s. It was exciting to see how far I progressed from freshman year and how much better of a baseball player I had become.”
Charles B. Aycock Head Coach Allen Thomas spoke about how proud he was of the senior.
“I’m really happy for him,” Thomas said. “He is a kid that has been a four-year player for us, and last year, before we got shut down, he was having a big-time year in those few games, so I’m happy for him and excited to see what he has got in store for the future.”
Forbis was joined by family, including his father, Michael, stepmother, Wendy, and sister, Taylor, who went in support during the signing in the Charles B. Aycock High gymnasium.
At Flagler College, he plans to major in marine biology.