2013 Richland Northeast High School wide receiver Craishaud Foulks has been an integral part of the Cavaliers offense the past two seasons. The senior standout actually has rewritten the record books at RNE these past two years. Although he's enjoyed plenty of success the 5'11 165 pound speedster has yet to land his first scholarship offer. He spoke with SCPrepNation.com this week to talk about his career and hopes for playing on the next level.
Asked to recap his stats these past two seasons Foulks shared them with us.
"During my junior year I had 55 catches for 808 yards and 8 touchdowns. I broke the school record for most catches in a season too."
"This year I ended up with 69 catches for 1,095 yards and 10 touchdowns. I also had a rushing touchdown too. I ended up breaking the school record again for catches in a season and receiving yards in a season and touchdown catches in a season."
The Cavaliers finished the season at 5-6 and although it didn't end the way he would've liked Foulks reflected on some of his most memorable moments.
"I would say my best game had to be against Lower Richland. I was playing sick, throwing up on the sideline! My stats were 11 catches for 192 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. I also had 11 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. I also had a 92 yard screen that got called back. We lost 40-33 but it was my best game this year."
That kind of drive and fortitude Foulks is hoping will catch the eye of college coaches.
"I would rather go straight D1, but I will play DII and DIII if I have to. I just want to play!"
Foulks says that getting a good education, early playing time, conference strength, style of play, atmosphere, and coaching staff will be important to him when choosing a school.
Talking about his strengths and weaknesses the 2013 prospect knows where his bread and butter is and utilizes those skills to his advantage. Despite his 5'11 165 pound frame Foulks says don't let his lack of size fool you.
"I feel my biggest strengths of my game are my hands. I catch anything in reach or out of reach. My ability to stretch the field is another strength, if there's no safety it's a touchdown. My speed plays a big part in my game too. My ability to make people miss, coachability, being physical at the line, and getting off a jam are some of my other strengths."
As for weaknesses Foulks says he realizes that he will need to tighten up his route running ability to excel on the next level.
The RNE standout says he patterns his game after two particular players and he told us why.
"I kind of pattern myself off after two receivers, DeSean Jackson and Randy Moss. DeSean Jackson has the speed to blow past people, make people miss, and is just a play maker overall that can stretch the field. Randy Moss catches everything, no matter where its at, no matter if its double coverage or single. Once the ball is in the air, it's his."
After reviewing his Foulks has the speed and athleticism to be a solid slot receiver in our opinion. He's flown under the radar thus far as only a handful of schools have shown interest to this point.
"So far I've heard from Charleston Southern, South Carolina State, Elon, Benedict, Harvard, Yale, Lehigh, and Stetson."
His hunger for the chance to play college football is evident and his skills are undeniable as his record breaking season is a testament to. SCPrepNation.com will continue to follow the recruitment of Foulks as his senior season film starts to circulate for more coaches to see.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS...CRAISHAUD FOULKS
Bench press: 200 pounds
Squat: 265 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.43 seconds
Pro shuttle: 4.2 seconds
Broad jump: 9'7"
A CLOSER LOOK...CRAISHAUD FOULKS
Favorite food: lasagna
Favorite movie: Malibu's Most Wanted
Favorite music artist: Kendrick Lamar
Favorite subject in school: History
Dream school: Florida
One thing that most people would be surprised to know: "I am the 4A State High Jump Champion. I won it with a jump of 6'8, and I will be defending my title this year."