"It's been a dream of mine"

Take an in-depth look at one of the Tide's top signees.

Cade Foster
Scout.com Rating: Four-Star
Size: 6-foot-1, 215-pounds
Hometown: Carroll High School
Southlake, Texas
Projected Position at UA: Kicker

Stats: Foster was an outstanding linebacker as well as a kicker. He was 11-of-14 on field goals and 98-percent on PATs. He broke the Texas all-time PAT record for a career; 84-percent of his kickoffs were touch backs. He had 105 tackles, two interceptions and seven sacks from his linebacker position.

Commit Date: 4/27/09
Recruiting Competition: Colorado, Washington

Why Alabama: "It's been a dream of mine to play football for Alabama. I love the tradition, the coaching staff and the facilities. Alabama had everything I wanted in a school."

Coach Quotes (Position Coach Larry Hughes): "You can only say good things about Cade, both as a player and as a person. He was a varsity kicker for us for four years. In his freshman year he was on a team that made the state finals, and he did an outstanding job for us right away in his high school career.

"People who saw him in a uniform would never think that was the kicker. He's 6-2, 220 and chiseled. He wanted to play (at linebacker), he's very competitive. Cade's a hard worker. He puts in a lot of time in the weight room which you can see that immediately with him.

"As a kicker, he's got a strong leg. He has very good accuracy. He goes out confident and is meticulous in his approach. If he misses one in a game he'll be working on his kicking the next day until the sun goes down.

"It was all Cade's choice (to attend Alabama). Alabama's getting a bright young man. He's well-mannered, very polite "yes sir, no sir." Everybody around here loves him."

Andrew Bone says: "Foster has a great opportunity to start right away in Tuscaloosa due to the graduation of Leigh Tiffin. He has a big leg, strong, athletic and will knock your head off in kick-off coverage."

Richard Stover contributed to this report.

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