"Our team goal is to win a state championship and I think we have a good shot to do that if we all come together," Foster Sarell said. "As far as me individually, I just want to get myself ready to play as a freshman wherever I end up."
Sarell's junior season was cut short by about six games after he suffered a broken forearm in the third week of the season.
"I could definitely tell the difference for how rusty I was," Sarell said regarding coming back just in time for GK's playoff run. "During my recovery, I couldn't really lift or do anything with my upper body and I could definitely feel the lack of strength, so I had to compensate for it and it actually made me focus more on my technique because I couldn't overpower guys."
So far this offseason, Sarell has been lifting and working with the team from Competitive Edge to get himself where he wants to be heading into his senior season.
"I'm lifting about an hour to an hour-and-a-half after school every day," Sarell said. "I'm not playing high school basketball this year so that I can focus on getting stronger and working on my line stuff. I may play AAU, I probably will, but I'm not playing basketball for my high school anymore."
On the recruiting front, Sarell currently holds 13 offers and a few have been sticking out.
"I know it sounds funny, but I only have 13 offers. Everyone keeps telling me how many schools will be after me and coming after me, but honestly, I haven't really seen that yet," Sarell noted. "The ones recruiting really well right now are U-Dub, they have been doing a really good job with me, Michigan and Stanford have both been recruiting me really well. Alabama has shown me a lot of attention and then also USC, Oregon and Cal, they've been sticking out to me."
As far as what he's looking for in the school he chooses, Sarell gave a good list of the things that will weigh into his decision.
"Academics is a big one for me," Sarell said. "Another big thing is my family (location). I'm also going to look at the team's style of play and my relationship with the offensive line coach because I'm going to spend a lot of time with him. I also will look at the campus and how many lineman are in the NFL from that school and how they play there."
Sarell does not plan to make an early decision and hopes to take all of his official visits before he commits to a school.
We'll have more on Sarell in the coming weeks and months and we will udpate news on him as it happens.
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