An upgrade to the Syracuse secondary is desparately needed in terms of production, talent and size. The new coaching staff has made an effort to bring in quality depth to do just that. With Devon Clarke already in the mix, the Orange have landed another long, athletic safety as West Bloomfield (Mich.) High's Evan Foster committed during his official visit, he informed Scout Sunday morning.
"It's going to take my game to another level," Foster told Scout. "It will allow me to compete at a higher level."
Foster originally committed to Bowling Green when the Orange staff was there. When they transitioned to Syracuse, Foster decommitted and immediately had them towards the top of his list.
His recruitment took off over the last several weeks, however, with Purdue, Iowa and Iowa State all pursuing. Syracuse was able to hold off those suitors and sealed the deal during the weekend visit.
Foster was recently given a third star and is now ranked as the 14th best safety in the Midwest region. He is listed at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and runs a 4.5 40-time.
Critical in Foster's recruitment was an in-home visit the week before the official visit. Assistant Nick Monroe met with the three-star safety and his parents and quelled any concers they had about Syracuse.
"He had a very big impact," Foster said. "My parents were a little uncertain about Syracuse and what it's all about. He pretty much told us that he would take me in just like another family member and I would fit in perfectly with them. That he would take care of me."
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