Young Defensive Back Shines at Auburn Camp

Class of 2015 football prospect Jaylen Foster helped Byrnes win a 7-on-7 tournament at Auburn.

Auburn, Ala.--A big reason that Byrnes High School won the 7-on-7 tournament at Auburn's team football camp on Saturday was the play of athletic rising junior Jaylan Foster.

Playing cornerback and wide receiver at the event that attracted several dozen teams from around the region, Foster was excellent in coverage and used his quickness to give opposing defensive backs trouble when he lined up at receiver.

"It was good competition," said Foster, who added that it was helpful for the team and for aiding him develop skills he will use this fall. "We came out and played hard and went through a lot of adversity and won."

The adversity was several unscheduled wakeup calls when fire alarms went off at the team's hotel in the middle of the night. However, the South Carolina football power handled that distraction plus the heat and a schedule that featured 11 games on Saturday with the semi-finals and finals at Jordan-Hare Stadium where Foster put on a good show as Auburn's coaches watched.

He doesn't have an offer from the Tigers, or another other college yet, but that could change if he continues to perform well on the camp circuit. "I will be at the Clemson camp this coming week and I think I am going to go to a Wake Forest camp," Foster said.

Three other ACC teams are recruiting him with North Carolina State, North Carolina and Georgia Tech showing interest along with UNC-Charlotte and Appalachian State.

The prospect said he is interested in Auburn and is willing to listen to any colleges who would like to sign him. Asked if he has any favorites, he said, "Not really, not at this time."

A starter on the football team at cornerback as a sophomore, he was also the starting point guard on the Byrnes basketball team. Foster noted that football is probably his best sport and that he is currently 6-0, 170 pounds, but added that could change. "I still have a lot of growing in me."

He predicts that he will be doing that growing on a strong football team for his junior season. "I think we have a good chance of winning it (state title)," he said.

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