S.C. Athlete Returning to UNC

Hyleck Foster, a 2014 athlete, has made a couple visits to North Carolina and plans to return to the school on Saturday for the Tar Heels' ACC Coastal bout with Georgia Tech.

"They've been telling me to come around the school a lot and keep in touch and send my film," Foster said. "They said by the end of the year, I should be getting a big offer from them."

Foster, a 5-foot-10, 175-pounder from Gaffney (S.C.), is also receiving interest from Cincinnati, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Like most schools, UNC is recruiting Foster simply as an athlete with an eye on wide receiver.

"They said whenever I get there, they'll just work me into the offense," Foster said. "I would like to play running back, but if I can go to any college and play I'll be satisfied."

Since his sophomore season, Foster has rotated between wide receiver and running back for Gaffney. He added free safety to his duties this season. Thus far this season, Foster has accumulated 1,300 rushing yards, 202 receiving yards, 18 total touchdowns, and an interception.

During the summer, Foster participated in UNC's "Fedora's Freak Show" camp working out at wide receiver. He returned to Chapel Hill a couple of weekends ago for UNC's thrilling 43-35 victory over NC State.

"I loved [the UNC-NC State game]," Foster said. "All through the game, it was just so exciting with the offense. And then at the end of the game, when Bernard returned the punt, I loved it."

Besides UNC, Foster had visited South Carolina and Wake Forest.

Last February, UNC signed a player out of Gaffney – Quinshad Davis, who has played in all nine of UNC's games this season, starting the last seven. Foster doesn't just view Davis as a former teammate, but as an older brother.

"I talk to Quinshad almost every other day," Foster said. "Last Friday, he was at the [Gaffney] game and afterwards, him and I sat down and talked for a long time.

"He says he loves it down there [at UNC] – they treat him well. He said he likes the social life and the teachers there. He said he'd love for me to come down there and play with him."

Unsurprisingly, in light of the amount of visits he has made to the campus coupled with his relationship with Davis, Foster says UNC is among his favorite schools, along with Missouri and Wake Forest.

"With those three schools, I'm in touch with the coaches a lot," Foster said. "I talk with them on Facebook. I talk on the phone with them almost every other night."

Specifically, Foster's communication with UNC is through Gunter Brewer, UNC's wide receivers coach and Foster's primary recruiter.

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