Recruiting Experience Begins for QB Brady Foster

Heading into the start of the 03' recruiting season, we know that the state of Iowa possesses a couple of QB prospects. One of the athletes is 1st Team Elite All-State QB Brady Foster (6'4 185) from Mason City, IA. Brady recently made an unofficial visit to Iowa City and now is looking forward to the beginning of his recruiting experience.

Brady Foster is one of the top in-state prospects heading into next season. The Hawkeyes signed three quarterback prospects in this year's class so there is no question that the staff will be very careful in evaluating quarterbacks in this class. However, Brady Foster has the credentials to be the man the staff decides to pursue.

"Right now I'm hearing from Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois, Texas A&M, Missouri, and Wisconsin," Brady stated. "I was going to visit Iowa State, but their letter came too late in the mail so I did not have enough pre-warning."

However, Brady did attend a Junior Day visit to Iowa City two weekends ago for the Michigan basketball game.

"The visit went great. I got a chance to meet a lot of the coaches and other recruits around my area attending the visit. I could tell right from the beginning that Iowa is a first class program. All the coaches were very straight forward. I really enjoyed speaking to Coach Ferentz."

"I'm also a first baseman and pitcher so I have received interest from schools for baseball. Iowa has probably been the main school showing interest so far and they talked about my baseball potential somewhat on my visit."

Brady, who carries a 3.4 GPA in the classroom, proved to be an excellent field general for Mason City last season. Brady earned 1st Team Elite All-State, being the only junior to do so. Brady completed 1800 yards for 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

In fact, it is one future Hawkeye that helped Brady earn those stats. However, unfortuante for Brady, Jeff Horner won't have the chance to receive any more passes because he will be the floor general for Coach Alford.

"Jeff is just plain out awesome. He is an excellent athlete as I was able to throw anything in his area and it would be a completion. Scott Rairdon was a great target as well; in fact I would say he had even better hands than Jeff."

So does Brady think it will be more of a challenge next year losing his two top targets?

"We have some great wide receivers coming back next year that people have not heard about. I keep getting better every year, especially my instincts. We have had the same reads since my freshman year so the comfort level could never be any better, too."

Certainly, the Hawks will take their time in evaluating Brady as a quarterback. However, do not be surprised if you see Brady explode onto the scene with an impressive summer. Certainly, that would make Brady look a little more attractive to the Hawkeye coaching staff.

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