Foster commits to Huskies

Seaside linebacker Mason Foster, up until now an unknown quantity from the central coast region of California, got an offer from the Washington Huskies earlier this week and he made his decision this weekend after talking to his parents. The Monterey Herald broke his commitment on Sunday morning and now has an interview with Foster's thoughts on becoming a Husky.

"I've decided to be a Husky and me and my parents are really happy about it," Foster told "Coach (Tim) Lappano called me and said I was going to get a ‘Dream Letter' from them this week and when it came and I opened it up, it was an official offer from Washington.

"He came down and visited with me on Wednesday and he confirmed that they were offering me when he was here. I was really excited because the chance to play in the Pac 10 and especially for Washington was a dream come true for me.

"Coach Lappano said they love players like me with my speed and quickness. I run well and they like how I wrap guys up when I tackle."

Foster measures in a 6-3, 220 pounds and claims a 4.5 40-time.

"Washington asked for some tape, and we sent them some and they liked what they saw," Seaside head coach Alfred Avila said. "He's going to be a real good linebacker. He's real aggressive and real athletic for the position."

Foster will visit Washington this weekend and affirm his commitment to the Huskies and he's looking forward to seeing where he's going to spend the next four or five years of his life.

"I've been a fan of Washington since I was a little kid and so have my parents," Foster said. "My dad lived up there for a while when he was a kid so he likes the area and told me about it.

"I like the weather up there. I'm not all about the hot weather down here. I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like up there."

Foster chose Washington over interest from Colorado, Utah and Utah State.

"I was supposed to go up to Colorado two weeks from now, but I'm canceling that because I don't need to take any other visits," Foster said. "I'm a Husky and that's that."

As a junior, Foster posted 152 tackles and during his senior season he led his team with 150 more. He also posted four interceptions while leading Seaside to the CIF Central Coast Section Championship, beating Pacific Grove 28-14 in the season finale.

We'll have more from Foster after his official visit next weekend. Top Stories