Strong Family Ties: Steven Foster

Steven Foster, from Sedgwick, (Kan.), signed his letter of intent today to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. The two-star middle linebacker talked about his season and officially becoming a Jayhawk.

"The last few weeks have gone by really slow. I am glad to finally be here. I am ready to get it over with and get to KU," Steven Foster said.

"I wanted to go to KU since I was little. I had a grandpa play football and basketball at KU. I have also had an uncle play basketball for KU. I had an aunt graduate from pharmacy school at KU. My whole family has gone to KU. That is where I have always wanted to be, and when I got my offer I committed on the spot."

Foster rushed for 1,761 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2006. He was equally impressive on the defensive side with 125 tackles. He was First Team All-League running back and linebacker, First Team All-State linebacker and honorable mention running back.

"For my position I am 6-2, 240 playing fullback," Foster said. "I have run a 4.6-40. I guess I am pretty fast. I wouldn't say I am blazing or anything like that. I am pretty strong and a good listener. Depending on how I develop from now until we start the summer work-outs depends on if I redshirt or not. If I work my butt off, and I pick up on things fast, and I am ready to play then I am going to play."

Foster is a star at another sport at his high school as well.

"Actually I did wrestle," he said. "I didn't wrestle this year, but as a junior I was ranked seventh in the country. I also won freshman and sophomore nationals. I was runner-up as a junior. I didn't wrestle this year because I wanted to focus on football. I wanted to get ready for KU next year," Foster concluded. Top Stories