Alabama landed one of the top uncommitted prospects in the nation moments ago when Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley wide receiver Robert Foster selected the Crimson Tide over hometown Pitt. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder made the commitment at a press conference held at his high school.
"I just want to let everyone know that I will be playing for the University of Alabama," said an emotional Foster.
His comfort level at the Capstone also played a role in his selection of the Tide.
"Chose Alabama, they made me feel very comfortable. I prayed about it and asked God what to do. Coach Saban told me I have to come work," Foster expounded, later adding that he picked Alabama to chase his dreams and get an education.
Foster’s recruitment was intense heading down to the wire with Pitt posing a substantial challenge to Alabama. He visited the Capstone three times over the past year- once for A-Day, once in the summer, and lastly for an official visit in October. He visited Pitt numerous times and took his official there on November 16.
The electric playmaker becomes the Crimson Tide’s 20th commitment in the class of 2013 and 14th from outside the state of Alabama. The Tide currently have commitments from 12 different states. Foster’s recruiter of record for Alabama was linebackers coach, Lance Thompson.
The Western Pennsylvania star becomes Alabama’s fourth five-star recruit according to 247Sports, joining Tide commits Jonathan Allen, OJ Howard, and Derrick Henry. He also becomes the highest-ranked wide receiver to commit to the Tide since Julio Jones.
Foster, who is set to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game in January, had an outstanding senior campaign, hauling in 45 receptions for 756 yards and 14 touchdowns to go with 549 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. On defense, he added 67 tackles, 4 interceptions, 8 pass breakups, and one fumble recovery.
Stay tuned to BamaOnline for more on the big commitment.