West Bloomfield (Mich.) High defensive back Evan Foster had been committed to Bowling Green for some time. But when the coaching staff left to take the job at Syracuse, Foster decided to reopen his recruitment. Since then, the same coaches he committed to originally, now with the Orange, have reached out and extended a scholarship opportunity at Syracuse.
"They got in touch right after the Bowling Green bowl game," Foster said. "They just said they think I'm a great football player and that they want me to be a part of their program."
Not only was hearing from the coaches with which Foster has developed a strong relationship a great thing for Foster, but knowing they believe he can play power five football was a good feeling as well. Foster said he always had confidence in his own abilities and believed he can play at that level.
Foster has had a great relationship with the coaches that are now at Syracuse, so the recruitment between him and the Orange should be able to hit the ground running. He has an official visit set up for the weekend of January 22nd, and is ready to check out the campus for the first time.
"I just want to see the campus and get a feel for the whole campus," Foster said. "To see if it's the right place for me. Talk to the players and see if I can fit in with them."
In addition, academics are very important to Foster. He wants to see what Syracuse has to offer academically as part of his decision making process.
Foster says he wants to make a decision by January 27th, shortly after his official visit to Syracuse and one week before National Signing Day. He took an official visit to Purdue the weekend before the dead period and currently does not have any other scheduled. He said Bowling Green, among other MAC schools, remain in the mix for his services.
Syracuse is in need of depth in the secondary, specifically at safety where added size is needed. Foster would provide that and feels like he can fit in perfectly with the Tampa Two system that this staff runs.
"I can fit in perfectly," Foster said. "I can cover but also come down into the box and make plays against the run."
Senior highlights of Foster can be found at the top of the page.