With the Byrnes Rebels loaded every season it seems getting on the field at a young age is a testament to just how much talent and upside a prospect has. 2016 cornerback/wide receiver Jaylan Foster saw a good deal of action for the Rebels this past season and multiple schools have already put him on their early radar. We spoke with Foster to find out where the Rebels will use his mostly next season and what his thoughts are in regards to improving so he can be one of the next Rebels to earn scholarship offers.
"This past season I had 7 catches for 101 yards and 3 touchdowns. On defense I had 2 interceptions, 29 hits and 15 assists."
Foster says he'll likely spend most of his upcoming junior season at cornerback for the Rebels.
"I'll be playing at cornerback for next season but I will go to some camps as a wide receiver. I'm going to play corner this season because we need help on that side of the ball and hopefully I'll get back to wide receiver after next year."
So what position does the 6'0 170 pound Foster feel most comfortable at currently?
"I see myself as a wide receiver but I will do whatever it takes to help my team win games and do the very best I can to help my team win a state title. Honestly for next season my goals are to have some offers, make my teammates better, and to win state."
Asked what he felt his biggest strengths are playing at wide receiver Foster had this to say, "I'd say my hands, ability to beat the jam, my leaping ability, ability to be physical, and my route running are my biggest strengths at wideout right now. I know I've gotta increase my speed and get stronger to get better. I run good routes but I wanna get them even better too."
Looking back on his sophomore season we asked Foster which game he thought was his best one and which opposing cornerbacks were the toughest he faced.
"My best game was against Lexington in the playoffs. I had 2 catches for 30 yards and scored a touchdown. I also had an interception and had 9 first hits. The reason it was so memorable for me was because I helped my team move to the next round of the playoffs playing on both sides of the ball."
"I'd say Apopka's (FL) defensive backs were the toughest because they were physical and fast."
Coming from such a successful program and seeing teammates with multiple offers ever year how does it make Foster feel?
"It makes me hungrier than ever to just keep working and getting better. Improving my chance to make it to the next level. Whether its wide receiver or cornerback it doesn't matter to me, I just want a chance to play at the next level."
Foster reports a 3.5 GPA in the classroom and is also the starting point guard for the Rebels' varsity basketball team.
We'll have more on this rising prospect as we expect more schools to start showing interest if he continues to make plays like he has already for the Rebels...stay tuned here on SCPrepNation.com!