July 1, 2008

Foster favors Tennessee

Over the weekend, Volquest.com talked to the top offensive tackle in the country, Morgan Moses. Moses is no where close to committing, but that isn't the case for Valdosta, Ga., offensive guard Antonio Foster, who could pull the trigger in just a matter of weeks.

"Tennessee is my leader," Foster said. "There aren't other coaches that I connected with like them. Coach (Phillip) Fulmer and (Greg) Adkins are just great. Coach Fulmer loves offensive linemen and having both he and coach Adkins is a big advantage."

The Vols have had plenty of success in the state of Georgia in the past and Foster took notice of that when researching Tennessee

"I looked it up and saw some of the players that came from Georgia," Foster said. "They were successful at Tennessee and after they left, and I'd like to try to add to them."

Foster says he will more than likely end up on the campus of South Carolina next week and then trip to Tennessee the week after that. The jaunt to Knoxville will be his first and he will bring with him someone who will play a key role in his decision.

"My mom and I are coming up in a couple of weeks," Foster said. "They are hands down the best team. If mom likes it then I'll commit while I'm there. It's a lot to think about and once I commit, it will be one less thing to think about because I'm trying to pick a college and think about my last year all at the same time."

Georgia Tech and the Gamecocks are a distant second and third, according to the south Georgia lineman.

Foster had maintained a low profile for a good portion of his summer break from school. He's been rehabbing a minor shoulder injury that kept him from training intensely, but says he is finally back to 100 percent.

"I've been working out; trying to get back to where I'm supposed to be," Foster said. "I'm trying to get stronger and faster. I'm also getting ready for my final year of high school ball."

At 6-4 and according to him still growing, Foster weighs 290 pounds and is quite the athlete. He loves to collect rebounds and points on his high school and AAU teams. Believe it or not, football isn't his favorite sport.

"I love to play basketball in my spare time," Foster said. "I play AAU and I play pick-up games on Sundays with my friends at a local middle school. I got a passion for basketball because it was my first sport. It helps agility and helps me on my pass rush on defense."

A skilled pass and run blocker, Foster says that he really knows how to get it done in pass protection. His desire to end his recruitment stems from his focus to end his final year of high school in the best possible manner.

Rivals.com rates Foster as a 3-star offensive guard in the class of 2009.

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