Heels Keeping Tabs on Foster

Like most schools, North Carolina is patiently waiting as Dion Foster gets his academics in order.

"[Sam Pittman] talked about getting my grades down pat and asking me if I'm going to summer school this summer to get my core GPA right," said Foster. "He said if I do that, the offer is most likely going to be there. He said he wanted to keep me close to home."

Foster, a 6-foot-4 235-pound jumbo athlete from Richburg (S.C.) Lewisville, does have an offer from Auburn, but most schools are repeating UNC's message.

"A lot of offers – I think – will come after my summer school," said Foster. "They're basically saying the same thing: ‘Get your summer school together and it will be there.'"

In between summer school classes, Foster plans to attend many college camps. He will camp at Auburn, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, and Tennessee, and is considering attending Clemson's and UNC's camps.

If Foster is unable to make any of UNC's camps, he said he will visit the campus unofficially before the end of the summer.

This spring, Foster has made unofficial visits to both Georgia Tech and South Carolina.

Currently, Foster is favoring four schools.

"Auburn, I like them because they offered first, but I like Clemson, Maryland, and LSU," said Foster. "When [those schools] talked to me, I liked the way they talked to me and explained different routes for me to get into school; like they can place you at a prep school but still sign you."

A scholarship offer would immediately place North Carolina into the mix.

"I like the Tar Heels," said Foster. "If they were to offer me, they would have a real good chance of being in at least my top three."

Foster said he isn't sure when he'll make a verbal commit.

Most schools – including UNC – are recruiting Foster for defensive end. However, schools like Clemson and Maryland like him at outside linebacker.

During his junior season, Foster played defensive end for Lewisville and collected 67 tackles including 11 for a loss and three sacks. Despite suffering a high ankle sprain and a sprained knee, Foster played in every game.

This fall, in addition to playing defensive end, Foster will start at tight end.

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