Union County back a sleeper prospect

One of the state's top rising senior running backs is hoping to bounce back from an injury plagued season.

One of the state's top rising senior running backs is hoping to bounce back from an injury plagued season.

After sustaining a very early season ankle injury, Devon Foster should be healthy for his senior year. "He got a high ankle sprain in the fourth play of the season," said Steve Carter, Head Coach at Union County High (Ky.). "We brought him back slow and he had about 900 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was out about four games. He could have easily put up bigger yardage."

The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back showed what he was capable of his sophomore year and should be ready for an encore this season. "He's just a powerful runner. If you saw his calves, they're huge. They are as big as a lot of kids' thighs. He's a hard-nosed back. He had about 2000 yards as a sophomore," Carter said. "He's got great vision. He can see holes and he's explosive. He runs about a 4.5 (forty)," continued Carter.

Foster sounds like a prototypical solid back for the next level. But there are several areas prime for improvement. "His biggest area (for improvement) is that even when he's not getting the ball, to understand he's a key. He carries out a good fake. He needs to carry guys with him. And he needs to improve his pass-blocking," said Carter.

At this point in time, he doesn't have offers, but there are teams with interest. "Right now, he's gotten interest from Kentucky. I contacted UK about him. Murray State is asking about him. Some smaller schools are contacting him," Carter said. "His injury has hurt him a little bit," Carter finished.

Foster is likely set to make a decision after his senior year according to his coach. In the meantime he's preparing to go to some camps over the summer months.


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