Druid Hills High School Gordon State College Western Carolina University
A three-sport Letterman in high school, Forrest played football, basketball, and ran track. He decided to "shoot" for the NBA and focused his attention on basketball. An all-state player in Georgia, he received an academic/basketball scholarship to play for Gordon College. During his 2-year tenure at Gordon, he led the state of Georgia in 3 pointers (3rd in the nation) averaging 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. He later accepted a full-ride athletic scholarship to play Division I basketball for Western Carolina University. Only one level away from realizing his dream to play professionally, Forrest suffered a career-ending injury to his hand. However, he was later inducted into the Gordon State College Basketball Hall of Fame.
Years later, his daughters Jordan & Sydney Tuff both received full academic and basketball scholarships to pursue their dreams.