July 28, 2008

Ole Miss offers second Tulsa ATH

While the focus over the last week has been on Ole Miss senior "Elite" camp, wide receivers coach Ron Dickerson, Jr. was quietly working two prospects that weren't able to be in Oxford on Saturday.

Dickerson first renewed ties with Tulsa (Union HS), Okla. athlete Terrell Williams, then went to work on Williams' teammate, Anthony Foster.

Foster, a 5-foot-9, 170 pound speedster already had seven offers in hand, but after calling Dickerson on Thursday, he added his eighth - this one from the Rebels.

"It was my first SEC offer, so that's big," Foster said over the weekend. "Ole Miss is a priority for me as far as schools to look at, but I'm probably going to look at some more schools during the season.

Ole Miss joins Air Force, Colorado, Kansas State, New Mexico, Oregon State, Wyoming, Rice and Tulsa as schools that have offered Foster.

An all-area selection last fall as a junior, Foster caught 45 passes for 816 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also had 160 yards rushing and said that he'll also be playing cornerback some this fall for his high school team.

Foster said he had a couple of schools that stand out right now, but said he'd prefer not to name those schools right now, but having an offer from Ole Miss was big for him because his best friend, Williams, also has an offer from the Rebels.

"We would like to go to the same school if that works out," Foster said.

Kansas State, Oregon State, and Tulsa have also offered both prospects, who are rated three-stars by Rivals.com.

While both Foster and Williams are listed as athletes, Ole Miss is apparently recruiting both as wide receiver prospects.

"Coach Dickerson told me that they might have the best wide receiver corps in the country this fall," Foster said. "I'm going to check that out and I'll be watching them.

Checking out Ole Miss' wide receivers is not all the checking Foster intends to do.

With the offer just being extended, he knows little about Ole Miss but said he'll be on the internet including such things as facilities and academic programs.

Foster attended camps earlier this year at Oklahoma and Tulsa and said he couldn't make it to Oxford for camp or an unofficial visit due to gas prices. He did, however, say that if Williams visits Ole Miss on an official visit this fall, he'll likely take the trip with Williams. Williams told RebelSports.net that he'll likely make an official visit to Ole Miss, sometime after Sept. 1, when official visits are first permitted.

Foster and Williams aren't the only prospects at Union High School in Tulsa that Ole Miss is looking at.

In addition to Williams and Foster, Union boasts four-star running back Jeremy Smith, an Oklahoma State commitment, three star tight end Tracy Moore, and three star offensive guard Brian DeShane.

Foster said he has a 3.67 GPA and made 20 on his first ACT attempt.

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