Teams often have guys who play multiple positions and are interchangeable due to specific situations on the field. The Dorman Cavaliers had that luxury last season and will continue to again this season. Last year they relied heavily upon Walt Canty who did just about a little bit of everything for Dave Gutshall's team. This year they'll rely on 2010 QB/WR Johnny Foster to shoulder much of the load in terms of versatility and leadership.
The Cavaliers enjoyed a great deal of success last season but Foster and company want to up the ante in 2009.
"I feel that this year's team can step up and we can be better than last year," Foster told us.
Lining up at quarterback and wide receiver Foster knows the Cavaliers' offense extremely well and has been working hard this offseason to improve overall.
"The offseason was pretty good. I worked on my passing the most because that's what I needed to improve on the most."
Lining up at multiple positions though does Foster have a preference as to where he lines up?
"I like being at quarterback more because I have control in the game."
Uncertain of his statistics from last season Foster says he's hearing from a few in-state schools early on in the recruiting process.
"I'm hearing from Coastal Carolina, SC State, Presbyterian, and Georgia Southern so far. They are all recruiting me about the same and all as a wide receiver."
At 6'1 175 pounds Foster has the size to be a threat on the next level at wideout. His quickness has created fits for opponents during his career thus far and it's an area that he realizes he holds an advantage over most competitors. He says that the offseason work he's put in concerning his passing ability hopefully will become another major strength for him to add to his arsenal on the field.
Being a senior this coming season Foster says he has stepped up his role as a leader for the Cavaliers. It won't be long before Foster leads the Cavs into the fire either.
"I'm really looking forward to week 0 against Spartanburg High because that's our rivals."
Last year their battles with Byrnes High were epics in the eyes of many in the upstate. The Cavaliers knocked off the Rebels initially but fell to them in the AAAA playoffs. Those same Rebels Foster says provide him with the toughest challenge he sees on the field.
"Honestly it's not any certain players that necessarily are the toughest I've ever went up against, it's just been the Byrnes defensive line."
Focusing on the upcoming season for now, Foster says when it comes to looking at potential colleges he'll consider education and location the most. Considering he reports a 3.1 GPA there will probably be more schools to enter the mix in terms of recruiting once the season gets underway.
Having seen Foster in action over the past two seasons we've seen him shine many times for the Cavaliers. The swagger he brings as a quarterback comes from a childhood hero he says.
"I looked up to Michael Vick when I was younger because I really liked how he created so many problems for other teams."
Stay tuned to SCPrepNation.com for more updates and interviews concerning Dorman's Johnny Foster as the start of the season approaches quickly.
Inside The Numbers...Johnny Foster
Bench Press Max: 225 pounds
Squat Max: 360 pounds
Power Clean Max: 225 pounds
Fastest 40 time: 4.6 seconds
2010 QB/WR JOHNNY FOSTER