Foster was recruited by North Carolina running back coach Andre Powell, who had to woo Foster away from other schools that offered him a scholarship such as Clemson, South Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, and Wake Forest. Although Foster does not have any current or former high school teammates in Chapel Hill, he has met several of the other incoming freshmen.
"I got to know Trimaine Goddard pretty well," Foster said. "We're tight. I saw him several times on trips up there." Foster also had the opportunity to see Goddard at the Shrine Bowl as the two played against each other at the all-star game.
Powell recruited Foster, but its wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer that has been keeping tabs on the star receiver.
"Coach Brewer says that he is looking forward to me getting up there this summer," Foster said. "I have a chance to get in there early because of my size. They are also going to look at me as a kick returner."
Foster joins a wide receiver group that has plenty of talent. Carolina's leading receiver, Jarwarski Pollock, returns along with projected starter Derrele Mitchell. They are joined by the highly regarded wideout class from a year ago -- Mike Mason, Jesse Holley, and Adarius Bowman – who comprised UNC's 2003 wideout class. Foster will be joined at wide receiver in this year's class by Florida speedster Del Roberts.