Georiga LB Talks FSU and UGA

Last week one of the Southeast's top linebackers made his way to Tallahassee for an unofficial visit Florida State. How well did the visit go and where do the Noles stand with this defensive standout?


"I got too meet with Coach Andrews, Steele and Allen," Dan Foster of Blakely (GA) Early County. "I was impressed with Coach Andrews. He told me he was going to be tough on me just like my cousin Tay Cody. Coach Steele was impressive also. He coached in the NFL and he's a man to man type of guy."

In addition to the coaches, the 6-foot-1 and 218 pound linebacker got to talk with several players working out in the weight room.

"I met (A.J.) Nicholson, Buster Davis, Chauncey Davis, and (Bryant) McFadden," he said. I didn't know that Nicholson had a brother. One of the coaches said with Eugene Hayes, (Derrick) Nicholson and myself, would make quite a recruiting class for linebackers. It was like one big happy family down there."

The Noles biggest competition for Foster's signature seems to be the Georgia Bulldogs. He's already been to Athens for an unofficial visit.

"Florida State and Georgia are neck and neck right now," he said. "I want to play in either the ACC or SEC. Georgia was the first school to offer me. I want to play against the very best. Florida State and Georgia are two of the best programs out there."

Depth charts won't be a factor in this race.

"I want to be the best at everything I do," he said. "I want to win a national championship and get a degree. I love competition and depth won't be an issue."

Foster will attend the Florida State camp in July. He would like to make a decision before the end of summer.

In an intersquad scrimmage during the spring Foster recorded 18 tackles and four tackles for a loss. As a junior he recorded 80 tackles and four sacks.

In addition to excelling on the gridiron, Foster is outstanding in the weight room with a 325 pound bench press and a squat of 515 pounds.

Foster isn't qualified academically yet but is working hard on making the grade.

"I'm probably going to miss the Georgia camp because I'm going to take the ACT on June 12th," he said. "Everyday I head into school to lift weights and to study for the ACT on one of the school's computers."

In addition to Florida State, Foster has offers from Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn and Central Florida.

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