Junior Profile - Brian Foreman

Brian Foreman is a 6-3, 205-pound quarterback from Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline, and Foreman is another in a long line of local talent that has family ties to the University of Washington. His father is none other than Phil Foreman, four-year letterwinner for the Dawgs back from 1976 to 1979.

"I've been a U-Dub fan my whole life," Foreman told Dawgman.com. "I was raised as a U-Dub fan, but now I'm a fan of everybody, especially those teams that like to pass."

Brian runs a 4.9 40 and it's his speed and quickness that he's focusing on right now. "I'm definitely more of a passing guy," he said. "I'm not about running around but I've got a speed trainer now and I'm working on my quickness and speed. I know I'm going to have to run this fall because Simi (Reynolds) won't be around. Simi was ridiculous. He would run all over. But I know I'm going to have to be more of a run threat this year."

Foreman should be thinking more about using his feet, because he already knows how to use his arm. Brian went 201-371 for just under 2700 yards last year in Steve Gervais' spread offense. He threw the same number of touchdowns and interceptions, 19, leading his team to a 10-2 overall record.

When it comes to thinking about his senior season, Brian and his Skyline teammates have one specific goal in mind - make it back to the championships. They won it all two years ago but were stymied by the Bellevue Wolverines not once, but twice last year as Bellevue went all the way for the 3A title.

"We expect to do better," Foreman said. "We always expect to go higher. We should be in the state game next year, and we expect to win."

Right now, Brian is pitching for Skyline. "The season just started," he said. "We are 1-1. I pitched against Bellevue last Friday and we won but I didn't get the decision." He also pitched for Lakeside last summer in junior legion ball, going 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA tossing the rock in the mid to high 80's with consistency. He will be playing for Food Giant this summer in senior legion ball.

So will he do like his old teammate Reynolds and try and play both baseball and football in college? "I'd like to play both, that's what I would want to do," Brian said. "But I know it's really hard to do."

Because of Foreman's prolific 2001 campaign, he's been getting plenty of written attention from some big-time D1 programs. All the Pac-10 (minus Arizona, Oregon and Washington State), Notre Dame, LSU, Colorado, Idaho, Idaho State and some Ivy League schools have all sent literature to Brian. The letters from Harvard, Yale and Penn crack him up.

"It's a joke, really," he said. "I'm doing good in school, but not that good. I guess if they send something to you it's worth a look."

He also received a letter from the Washington coaches inviting him to watch some of the spring practice sessions, something he plans to take the coaches up on. "I figured I would go check them out," he said.

He was invited to Washington's junior day, but found out after the fact. "I didn't go because I didn't know about it," he said. "But I guess Brett (Thielke) and I were invited. We didn't know until my Dad saw it on some website that I was invited to go."

His Dad moved away when Brian was in 8th grade. Brian moved out to New York to be with him but came back the following year. "He found out that he would be comng back to Washington, so I came back early," Brian said. "There was no reason for me to go to high school in New York for only a year."

The move worked out for Foreman, and now that his father is back in the Seattle area, he can look to Phil for advice as to how to deal with the recruiting process. "Basically he's telling me to just keep my options open," Brian said. "There's a long time to go until the big time comes. He just wants me to make the decision that's best for me, go to a place that best fits what I do. I don't want to go to a place where there's 10 quarterbacks waiting in line. And I don't want to go to a school that just runs option. I'm not an option quarterback. I have to go to a place that is more my style."

Brian has already mapped out his summer camping activities. "I'm going to the Nike camp at Stanford with Brett (Thielke)," he said. "That's where all the coaches are going to be. And I'll be going to the Bethel passing tournament, the Washington State passing tournament and also the one in Canada (Big Kahuna). I'm also going to a camp at Evergreen (State College). Usually we would go to camp at UPS, but this year we are going to Evergreen."

Dawgman.com Top Stories