Foster Ready For Camp

Central Valley (PA) receiver one of a handful of prospects to check out Pitt's training camp, before entering his own training camp this week.

Robert Foster has been to Pitt a few times, including in June at their prospect camp. While his name came on the radar last November, as he helped lead Central Valley to a Class AAA WPIAL Championship in its first year of existence, Pitt's first-year coaching staff led by Todd Graham has already taken notice of Foster.

"I like Pitt, and I feel real comfortable with Todd Graham and (receivers coach) Mike Norvell," Foster said. "I've been there plenty of times. I feel as though they accept me as one of their own players already. I feel very comfortable with them.

"I do have them in mind, but I'm not sure I want to go there yet. I'm still only a junior, and I just need to focus on my high school right now. I do feel very comfortable with them."

Foster added that while checking on Pitt's practice on Thursday was nice, it also helped get him in football mode when he begins training camp with his own team today.

"It was good," Foster said. "It gave me a lot of looks at what I should do this year, how to work hard during football season. It was really good for me. It's more work, pushing yourself; just working hard."

One thing Foster liked about spending time watching the receiver drills, then seeing the offense in action, was the tempo at which it was run.

"I like the tempo," Foster said. "It's a lot of passing, but I'll feel comfortable in this offense if I would come here."

Foster also gave us a brief synopsis of how his 2011 Central Valley team will look.

"We're going to be really good, we have two freshmen that moved up (to varsity)," Foster said. "They are willing to play at the varsity level. We have our quarterback back, our offensive line back. I think we're ready. The biggest thing we have is to not think we have this (championship won) now. We have a big target on our back now, so we have to work harder."

Among some of Foster's games this season, a Week 7 matchup against Hopewell, where five-star running back Rushel Shell is expected to announce his college decision.

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