Timmy Foster Could be a Recruiting Surprise

Adams County Christian's Timmy Foster, an infielder/pitcher, could be the surprise baseball recruit of Mississippi this year. 6-3 and 204 pounds, Timmy has a very good arm and shows power potential.

Timmy Foster Profile

Timmy started his baseball career in the 9th grade.

"I started at shortstop and pitched my 9th grade year," said Timmy.

He appears to be the perfect dual-position player that all colleges are looking for.

"I hit .413 and 10 home runs as a sophomore and .597 with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs as a junior," said Timmy, who was also 10-2 with an era of 2.30 this past season. Part of the reason he is so successful on the mound is his fastball velocity. "I hit 92 mph five times this year. I consistently hit 87 to 88."

Although I'm hearing rumors that several schools are showing more interest in him after his hitting exploits in the Sunbelt Classic in McAlester, Oklahoma with Team Mississippi, a team of Mississippi high school all stars, he told me prior to the trip that one in-state school is most interested, as well as a couple of junior colleges.

"Baseball-wise, Southern (Miss) has looked at me one game," said Timmy. "The Meridian (CC) coach has talked to me and told me that he would love to have me there. Coach Case from Co-Lin (CC) has told me that he would love to have me."

Timmy is also the starting quarterback on his football team and has received some interest from college football coaches.

"I have gotten a little over 20 letters in football," said Timmy, an excellent student in the classroom who has a 3.8 GPA and a 22 ACT. "I've gotten them from Harvard, Princeton, Yale. The Louisiana Tech and Southern (Miss) football coaches have called me for football."

While he wants to go to the best school for him, one factor will be more important than any other.

"I'm really looking forward to the school that I receive the best scholarship from," said Timmy. When asked if that meant the amount of the scholarship offer, Timmy said, "Yes sir."

When asked his opinion of the Mississippi schools, Timmy seemed impressed.

"I have gone to a couple of Mississippi State baseball camps," said Timmy. "There is a nice atmosphere up there. I've gone to Southern Miss. They have a good baseball program. I haven't really done much with Ole Miss because I haven't been up that way much. I've been up there for one football game. I have a lot of friends going to Ole Miss and Southern Miss. They all have good programs, right now."

Gene Swindoll is the publisher of Dawgs' Bite, Powered by GenesPage.com, the source for Mississippi State sports on the Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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