Robert Foster to Alabama

December 21, 2012 at 3:00p    by Jason Priestas    
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Alex's picture

I actually thought it would be Pitt, but I'll still be surprised if Foster doesn't go the prep route before landing at a 4-year school.

jestertcf's picture

I am also surprised, especially with Alabama have a true freshman in the stable already who should handle most of the carries. This is dependent on Lacy's draft decision of course.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

lljjgg's picture

Foster is a WR, good sir.

jestertcf's picture

well... crap. There goes that logic.

~Because we couldn't go for three~

lljjgg's picture

Haha no doubt. Gave you an upvote, we all make mistakes. I'm not too proud to admit that I've been known to make a mistake once every decade or so, myself. ;)

I'm a bit disappointed how this situation turned out. I felt that Foster was the most talented WR prospect last year when I first saw his film, and at that point I thought he would be a great fit. I didn't know about the off the field issues that he's apparently faced at the time, though.

theDuke's picture

like your "awe shucks" attitude, jester. 

theDuke

jestertcf's picture

well when you're wrong, you're wrong. In this case I was extra wrong lol.
The Foster I was thinking of turned out to be Reuben Foster, who is a LB....?
No idea where my brain was lol.
 
 

~Because we couldn't go for three~

buck-I.8's picture

Reuben Foster plays quite a bit of RB for his high school team, and due to the criticism that he's a little overweight, it isn't inconceivable that should he not work out at LB, he could play FB. It's a stretch, but you weren't entirely off the mark, haha.

blazers34's picture

I know Bama was in his final two, but I think this was fairly surprising to many people

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I'm with Alex and a little surrpised that he didn't stay closer to home. I've heard academics are an issue (hence Alex's reference to prep school) and, in every interview that I've seen or read, he just comes off as a tough nut to crack. No judgment here, but it seems like he needs a very tight circle of supporters around him; have to wonder how he'll adjust to being in the South and college life. Best of luck to him. I think he's going to need it.

DefendOhio's picture

There is a reason OSU stopped recruiting this kid. I have visions of Duron Carter when I see this young man. 

SPreston2001's picture

This dude is waaay better than Duron Carter even was. Wish we could have landed him....

partisan's picture

Bama is going to have some ridiculous WRs.  

btalbert25's picture

This is a recruit that I actually put stock in the old, WE DIDN'T WANT HIM ANYWAY.  He's very talented and has the potential to be very good, but he also has the makings of another Duron.  I wish the kid good luck, but I'm not upet the staff cooled on this guy a while back.

johnblairgobucks's picture

If Foster ever enrolls at 'Bama and maintains eligibility, he will no doubt be a more productive college reciever than Duron.   Did Duron ever even play a down for Saban?

toad1204's picture

Thought he was at FAU?  Not sure, kind of lost track of him after he left Miami.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

buck-I.8's picture

Duron got kicked out the Bama program after Saban criticized his attitude during practice. He transferred FAU, where he was denied eligibility and had to sit out the season.

btalbert25's picture

That's kind of my point, I have doubts he'll ever see the field in college.  
 

EvanstonBuckeye's picture

I had the same thought earlier but drew back. The Duron Carter comparison to me is unfair; he hasn't had a history of drugs, behavior, etc. To me, he's Terrell Owens 2.0. All that athletic and intrinsic talent wrapped up inside a fragile "mama's boy" and I don't mean that as a slam. I really think he needs a parental figure in his life. He'll mature in his early 20's and become a great ball player. Until then, though, I hope it's not messy.