Foster talks Kentucky

Kentucky picked up a commitment from 2012 punter Landon Foster last week. Kentucky Sports Report caught up with Foster to talk about himself and his UK pledge.

Kentucky picked up a commitment from 2012 punter Landon Foster last week. Kentucky Sports Report caught up with Foster to talk about himself and his UK pledge.

Kentucky went on quite a roll with recruiting commitments last week, prior to fall camp beginning. One of those prospects was Landon Foster. Foster chose to cast his lot with the Wildcats because he felt at home with UK.

"It felt like home. It really had everything that I was looking for in a college," said Foster. "Plus I get to come in my freshman year and be the man from day one," he continued.

Foster also was pleased with the abilities of a current and a previous Kentucky punter.

"I love the coaching staff and they have a great past with punters with Tim Masthay and now Ryan Tydlacka," he continued.

Foster will provide Kentucky with another strong leg as a punter, but it's not just about the power for the senior.

"I believe my biggest strength is my versatility. I received division one offers both to kick and punt. Another one of my strengths is my work ethic. I am a perfectionist ad that's a good quality to have as a kicker and punter," he continued.

Nobody can reach perfection, but Foster has studied successful college and professional punters and is working to reach a higher level.

"Obviously everyone at my position should work on being more consistent," said Foster. "That's the factor that separates guys. Consistency is the name of the game. I am always trying to become more consistent."

Foster did well enough to get attention from a handful of programs, including offers from Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky and Kentucky. But he also heard from Missouri, Alabama and Miami before picking Kentucky.

"I have been on campus three times so far and I loved it every time. I love the upscale feel of Lexington. I just love the cit and the campus," he continued.

Foster had previously decided to commit later in the season, but made up his mind to make a move earlier on. Coach Joker Phillips was excited about the decision.

"He was ecstatic," said Foster. "When I called Joker, he just played around saying ‘I know you're calling me to commit.' I told him yes I am committing to play for Kentucky. It's really a great feeling to commit somewhere that you know really wants you. And to hear their reaction is priceless."

Foster was recruited mostly by Steve Pardue and Greg Nord.


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