James Foster (Photo by Jason Caldwell)

Three-star Alabama quarterback prospect has SEC programs on top ahead of summer decision

BUFORD, Ga. -- Red-hot quarterback prospect James Foster has been busy on the trail ahead of an upcoming decision.

The recruitment of Motgomery (Ala.) Lanier quarterback James Foster has hit an apex.

The three-star in the class of 2018 holds well over one dozen verbal scholarship offers with the latest registering heavily on his personal scale -- Alabama and Georgia.

But another SEC program still sits atop the list. 

"Missouri is still my number one," he said at The Opening Atlanta over the weekend. "Me and (offensive coordinator) coach (Josh) Heupel, we've got a great bond. He's been recruiting me since like the 10th grade. I went up there for a visit like two weeks ago and they just rolled out the red carpet.

"I fell in love with the place."

Foster admits making a pledge to Barry Odom and company crossed his mind while in Columbia, but he held off. A commitment in the near future remains a strong possibility, however.

"Probably this summer," he said. "Maybe June or July."


Behind the Mizzou Tigers sit the in-state Crimson Tide and Georgia Bulldogs, which have been in consistent contact. But Saturday's visit to Alabama ended with a surprise. 

"The offer was a blessing," he said. "Growing up, that was my dream school, so hearing it out of coach (Nick) Saban's mouth was crazy. We had a long conversation and at the end he offered me the scholarship. He still wants me to come to camp this summer, in June. 

"He wants to see me throw and make sure I'm their guy. It would be huge, it would really be huge."

Foster sported a Tennessee towel during Sunday's workout (video above) and only has one visit scheduled going forward, a spring game visit to Florida State on April 8. The Seminoles have yet to offer but new staff member Dameyune Craig has a longstanding relationship with one of Alabama's top passers.

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