Huskies get into the mix with Texas kicker

Because of the inconsistency Washington has suffered in the kicking game for the past several years, the Husky coaches are after one of the best in the country. The Dawgs recently offered Carroll (Southlake, Tx.) K Cade Foster and while he's a southern boy, he's intrigued by what is going on at Montlake and he'll likely be in Seattle this summer to check things out.

"Joel Thomas was recruiting me at Purdue when he was there and he was trying to get the coaches to offer me, but they didn't really need a kicker," Foster told on Sunday afternoon. "Then when he got to Washington he showed the coaches there my film and they liked it a lot so he called me and said they have an offer on the way to me."

It's not hard to imagine that Foster knew little about the Huskies before the offer, but after talking with Thomas his interest in Washington has picked up enough for him to rank them near the top of his list.

"Alabama is definitely my number one right now, I really liked it there when I visited them," Foster admitted. "But Washington is right up there and I'm going to go check them out early this summer just to meet with the coaches and check things out.

"I've heard they have a great campus and my dad is a huge fly fisherman so I think we'll probably end up doing that up there and we'll get to know them and see what it's all about."

At 5-11, 210 pounds, Foster isn't just a kicker, he also plays some linebacker for Carroll, but he knows his bread is buttered on special teams.

"I don't do any punting, but I play a little linebacker," Foster said. "My kickoffs and leg are really what set me a part. I was 7 of 9 last year and I was 100% inside of 50 yards. My two misses were outside of 50, but they were into the wind and I didn't hit them right.

"My longest in a game is 48 yards, but I've got 55-yard range and last year my kickoffs were 62% touchbacks and in Texas you basically have to kick them out of the endzone to be touchbacks because in some states the call it a touchback when it crosses the goal line, but in Texas that isn't the rule."

Foster said he plans to make a decision sometime during the summer before his senior season starts so he can concentrate on his final season of high school football.

We'll continue to track his progress and update things as they change.

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