Posted On: 08/24/20 2:15 PM

Within the next several months, Hobbs senior linebacker Roe ForrestRoeForrest6'3" | LBHobbs | 2021StateNM has a difficult decision to make.

The two-sport star is one of the New Mexico’s top linebackers (the Las Cruces News named him the top defensive player in Class 6A) as well as being an outstanding baseball prospect.

Last season he finished with 118 tackles, most in 6A, and eighth most in the state. He was one of Hobbs’ few bright spots in a disappointing 2-8 campaign. In baseball, he batted .390 (30-91) with 13 RBI in 28 games as a sophomore in 2019. The 2020 high school baseball season was, of course, cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic after just seven games.

Forrest has the opportunity to play either or both sports at the next level. Eastern New Mexico and Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas have offered him in football, while Odessa (Tex.) College, New Mexico Junior College, Frank Phillips College (Borger, Tex.) and Benedictine have offered in baseball. Numerous other schools have expressed interest.

Forrest could also choose to immediately pursue a pro baseball career if he’s selected in next June’s 2021 MLB Draft.

We spoke with Forrest about the upcoming football season, Hobbs’ prospects, his

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