Class of 2013 Central Valley ATH Robert Foster destined for stardom
Posted April 20, 2011 9:33 pm
Photo courtesy of Lake Fong/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
When it comes to college football recruiting, die-hard college football fans and recruitniks are always looking to see who’s the next big thing.
For the class of 2013 football prospects–there might be none bigger than Central Valley’s (Pittsburgh, Pa.) playmaking sensation Robert Foster.
The 6’2, 190 pound playmaker is a threat to take the rock the distance nearly every time he gets his hands on the football.
His highlight tape is so stunning–it’s hard to believe he was only a sophomore this past year.
Foster shredded defenses for 943 all-purpose yards last year (17 passing, 406 rushing, 520 receiving).
The do-it-all playmaker also scored 12 total touchdowns (7 receiving, 3 rushing, 2 misc.).
The sophomore standout averaged nine yards per carry on 45 rush attempts and 20.8 yards per catch on a team-leading 25 receptions.
The Keystone State native was also a dynamic kick returner and punt returner for the Warriors–but those stats are not recorded on MaxPreps.com.
He’s received interest but no verbal offers from a trio of Division I-A programs–Ohio State, Penn State, and Pitt–according to Scout.com.
Look for those scholarship offers to skyrocket during and after his junior season this fall, where many more college coaches will be drooling over his jaw-dropping playmaking ability.
Foster will undoubtedly be one of the top high school football prospects in America over the next few years.
FinestPreps.com caught up with the phenom to discuss his college football recruitment process, among other topics.
Below is the interview.
FinestPreps.com Interview with Central Valley ATH Robert Foster
FinestPreps.com: First off Robert talk about the college football recruitment process for you. Have you started to hear from any teams this early in the process?
Robert Foster: “Well I have. I haven’t really heard from a lot of colleges. I’m really not thinking about colleges right now because I’m only a sophomore and I’m studying for my SATs.”
FinestPreps.com: Robert what football role models did you have growing up?
Robert Foster: “I would have to say Larry Johnson.”
FinestPreps.com: Why Larry Johnson?
Robert Foster: “I dunno–because of football in Madden (video game)–he was good.”
FinestPreps.com: Talk to me about that punt play where the ball was snapped over your head and it landed on the boundary line. You picked it up and you made a 40 yard gain out of it. Talk to me about that play and what was going through your head.
Robert Foster: “Well the ball went over my head and then I had to get it because if they would’ve gotten it they would’ve had a touchdown. I picked it up and ran. (Laughs). There’s nothing to it you know.”
FinestPreps.com: Who’s the most influential person in your football career thus far?
Robert Foster: “I’m gonna have to say God.”
FinestPreps.com: Have you started to see a rise in the attention around you Robert? Have you started to realize that, ‘Hey I’m pretty decent at this.’
Robert Foster: “Yeah I have but that’s everywhere. Someone always has a favorite player in high school. The more people say about me I don’t really take it seriously because you never know what could happen that next year. Something could happen, you could get too big headed, and it will affect your whole entire game. If that’s what people think, that’s just what it is. I don’t want to show that I’m that type of person.”
Last season Foster led the Central Valley Warriors to a 10-4 regular season record. The Warriors were defeated by Erie Cathedral Prep in the PIAA AAA quarterfinals 31-21.
Keep it locked to FinestPreps.com for more coverage of this Pennsylvania football phenom!
Check out the sophomore highlights of Robert Foster below–courtesy of FinestPreps.com!