Nate Climo, the 2014 quarterback out of Central Valley, was the guy throwing him the ball. Now, it's Climo's turn to go through the recruiting process.
"I'll definitely look back on it, it was a neat experience," Climo said, of connecting with Foster during his high school career.
Climo is in to his offseason, which included a visit to Ohio State this past weekend for the Elite 11 and the Nike Football Training Camp. To get ready for it, Climo put in some time throwing to his current teammates, which includes 2015 prospect Jordan Whitehead.
"I'd get my receivers, and we've been throwing since the winter," Climo said of his preparation for the event. "I was lifting and working out, I'd throw routes with them as much as possible."
Even with all that work, Climo said the whole experience was an eye-opener for him. He took a lot from the coaching at the event, and is looking forward to helping his team and himself even more.
"It was pretty intense," Climo said. "It's a great opportunity to get a great group of guys out here, and work at a big national event. This is the first Nike one that I did. I was at the Elite 11 Saturday. It was really cool. It was more than I expected, but it was really nice. It was just another great opportunity."
Climo now turns his attention to the prospect camps. It sounds like he'll be keeping things local, or at least in the eastern half of the country.
"Pitt is looking at me, Penn State, West Virginia, Yale is talking to me too," Climo said. "I just have to get to some camps. I'll be camping at Pitt, Penn State and West Virginia. I'm going to head to Duke, Temple; schools in the east. I just have to map it out."
Pitt is a school he's definitely keeping an eye on, his favorite team all along.
"I've always loved Pitt ever since I was little, they've always been my favorite school," Climo said. "I like Penn State, too. I was a fan of them too. I respect them. They have great tradition. They're great schools to go to."
Aside from that, Climo says despite losing Foster, he and his teammates are looking forward to another big season at Central Valley. The Warriors have advanced to at least the WPIAL Semifinal round in each of the last three years, including a WPIAL Championship in 2010.
"We lost D-Rob (Foster), obviously, that's a big loss," Climo said. "We were inexperienced (at other positions), so we're bringing everyone back. We're filling in our line. Everyone's coming together, and we're looking pretty good."