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Did he ever visit MSU
Mark Lyons said as of last night Robert Foster was going to Pitt, changed his mind this morning.
This post was edited by SpartanHoops 19 months ago
Not too much of a surprise, but i thought Pitt had a chance here. I seem to remember that I read the kid is a big time prima donna?
So much for the "wants to stay at home and be close to his kids... virtual Pitt lock" crowd that littered tDuff for months on end.
This post was edited by Lunchables 19 months ago
Saban will be coaching in the NFL before this kid gets out of school.
With Bama involved? Nope.
I think a lot of staffs cooled on this kid because he is kind of a headcase.
The prevailing wisdom seems to be that it's more likely that he'll end up at JUCO or prep school than at Bama. Kid apparently has some serious academic issues.
Yeah.. he ended up "falling" to the best program in the country.
Trey Metoyer had similar problems but stuck it out at some military prep school in Virginia and made it to OU. Just depends on how hard Foster is willing to work. Bama has a lot of younger receivers so they can afford to stash this kid while he works out any academic issues, if true.
That line of thinking is a good way to keep subscriptions up on the various recruiting sites.
Nobody is going to pay $9/mo for someone to tell them the truth:
RECRUITING GEEK: Hey mods, do we have a chance with this 5 star?
RECRUITING "EXPERT": Well, I've never spoken to him, but let me give you some hope. Maybe he'll go to Pitt just because we all want him to, instead of going to Bama to win a championship(s) and maybe a Heisman.
Let's not pretend that any coach would turn this kid down after he went JUCO and got his grades up.
Still kinsd of weird. Bama hasn't much of passing game of late. Julio could of had crazy numbers at a place like USC or Florida, but dudes getting paiod now so it doesn't really matter.
This is what happens when there is no salary cap.
Crazy numbers with Tebow and John Brantley throwing to him? Color me skeptical.. Brantley could barely hold on to a snap out of the shotgun.
Julio averaged 60 catches per season at Bama and finished with 179 for his three-year career. Not bad at all for non-Arkansas/Texas A&M SEC standards. McCarron is back next year as well and Nussmeyer has really opened up that playbook since McElwain left for Colorado State.
and twins as well, correct?
Coaches/programs that traditionally don't take JUCOs would pass on him. I realize that is common cop out but I think in this case its kind of true, some programs don't want to take a risk on a kid who might not qualify, and even if he does may cause some trouble, especially teams that have weak depth on WR.
Yes. This post reminded me of this:
I'm pretty sure Foster has a couple of kids; I thought Metoyer's problems were grades . . .
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Obviously a huge problem if he just committed to a school 800 miles from home.
Whether it's grades or kids, the speculation is running rampant in this thread. Having trouble keeping up. The post you quoted was merely a response to Final Countdown's grades-related post... but yeah Metoyer did have grade issues.
Does Alabama have a daycare center yet for it's athletes?
Now with a PhD in Applied Llama Physics...
I would put the over and under on the time it would take for the baby mama to get a job and daycare in Birmingham at about 2 hours if Foster would want that.
Gorman: Foster follows his heart to Alabama
By Kevin Gorman
Foster could have gone anywhere he wanted. Rated among the nation‘s top receiver prospects by recruiting services, he has been selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game.
Even so, Foster seriously contemplated staying home. He even told his mother, Sherrice Clements, as much when he sent her a text message Wednesday, explaining why he was picking Pitt.
When he changed his mind, even his own mother was shocked.
“I would have preferred Pitt,” said Clements, dressed in blue and gold, “but it‘s his life and I‘m happy with his decision.”
She didn‘t look happy. Neither did her son, who appeared more relieved than anything that his recruitment was finally over.
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Foster, who expects to be eligible in his freshman year and avoid prep school, said he developed a close relationship with Alabama coach Nick Saban.
“I visited Coach Saban three or four times,” Foster said. “We have a real close relationship. We know each other real tight.
“One of the things I like about Alabama is they made me feel comfortable. I‘m not saying Pitt didn‘t make me feel comfortable, but I felt (Alabama) was a better fit for me.”
Foster has heard the rumors about Saban possibly returning to the NFL after the BCS national championship game Jan. 7.
“That doesn‘t bother me at all,” Foster said. “Regardless, I am still at college for a reason. If he decides to leave, then I still am going to have to do my job and my classwork.
Read more: http://triblive.com/sports/hssports/highschoolrecruiting/3167458-74/foster-pitt-alabama#ixzz2FnzUtdLC
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the guy has kids and he's still going to college instead of going out and getting a job to support the kid? How irresponsible is that?
- the people who justify a bad business decision to go pro with the fact that the player making the bad business decision has a kid.
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