Foster wants to follow a life long dream

Jared Foster was the starting QB at Madison Central for the 2006 campaign after transferring in from Canton Academy. After completing his high school eligibility, he had a long life dream of playing for Ole Miss.

"I was being recruited by Tulsa and Army, but I went to MS Gulf Coast CC instead because I wanted to be at Ole Miss one day. I would rather be second string at Ole Miss than first string for anyone else," added Jared Foster. "I bleed Red and Blue and now they have a head coach to turn the program around."

When did Jared start being recruited by the newly hired Ole Miss staff?

"Right before the dead period, I sent a tape to Coach Nutt. There were rumors that Coach Campbell could be leaving from Ms Gulf Coast CC, but regardless if he left or not, I wanted to go ahead and get my name in Ole Miss' system."

When was the last time Foster heard from Coach Nutt?

"I will hear everything we need to know in the morning. We are going up to Oxford tomorrow. I have not had any contact with Coach Nutt since the dead period started. I just talked to Coach Campbell about it. He told me if I have a scholarship, that is what I need to do. I am going to talk to Coach Nutt in the morning to get everything confirmed."

Did Ole Miss offer Jared a scholarship?

"His words to the people around me was that they were more than likely going to have a scholarship open. He is going to let me know tomorrow for sure if there is one open or not. When the dead period ends tomorrow, I will know for sure if I have a scholarship or not. Coach Nutt told me before the dead period started that he could not have any contact with me during the dead period, for me not to call him, and he was not going to call me. He did not want to break any rules, so I am driving up there tomorrow to find out for sure. But rumor is that I will, but again I will not know that for sure until I meet with him."

How much eligibility does Jared have left?

"I was a true freshman this season so I would have 4 1/2 to play 3. I told Coach Nutt I do not mind redshirting if they want me to. I just want to be on the team."

Jared was used in the "Tim Tebow" package at MS Gulf Coast CC, but due to Jared's size and speed (4.52), he could wind up at several different positions.

"They said they were going to give me a look at QB first, but I could end up anywhere from TE to WR to SS. Again, it does not matter to me. I just want to help the Ole Miss Rebels win ball games. I have the speed and size to play a lot of different positions. I just want to be out on the field."

Stay tuned at as we will give you the latest developments with Jared's scholarship status tomorrow when all parties are informed. We also plan to provide you up to date photos and video of Jared's freshman season.

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