Bakersfield Christian High School has a dynamic and dangerous offense and senior wide receiver Jeremiah Foster is a big reason why. At 6-foot-5 175-lbs Foster leads the Central Section in receiving and is currently sixth in the State of California with 1079 yards with 11 touchdowns.
I got a chance to see foster in person this past week and came away very impressed. Foster ended the night with 5 catches for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns, adding to his already impressive stats on the season. But what I found more impressive was his humbleness. As I tried to interview players, Foster wanted to avoid the spotlight to allow his teammates to get the attention.
At 6-foot-5 Foster definitely has the size any college coach would love to have. He’s got great awareness and feel for the game allowing him to find space in the defense to make a play. He’s got decent speed and agility to create space but won’t blow you away. But then again some of the best receivers to ever play the game didn’t exactly have top end speed, example Jerry Rice. His agility and awareness more than makes up for it. Where Foster gets top marks is his hands. He very rarely drops passes. Something that can’t be coached. Either you got it or you don’t.
FRESNO STATE IMPACT
Unfortunately Fresno State has yet to show interest in Foster who could very well be a great addition to the Bulldogs. Foster’s ability to make the tough catches is something that the Bulldogs have struggled with this season. Foster currently holds an offer from Dixie State but has been picking up interest from Mountain West rivals, Nevada, San Diego State, and Wyoming. Which begs the question. Will Foster be the next great talent to slip through Fresno State’s fingers and head to a Mountain West rival.