Remember folks, tweeting at recruits is bad form — and before the decision is made can be a potential NCAA violation. Whether before or after a decision just leave the kid be. Follow his tweets if you must, but don’t go jealous boyfriend/girlfriend on a kid.
At least Robert Foster will end the drama before the start of winter break — and he means right before.
Robert Foster (Monaca, Pa./Central Valley), No. 28 in the ESPN 150, will hold a ceremony on Friday, Dec. 21 at 2:30 p.m. ET at Central Valley, his coach Mark Lyons said. While the date was set earlier this month, the time was still up in the air as late as this past Friday.
The No. 2 receiver nationally, Foster will choose between Alabama and Pittsburgh. He officially visited the Tide on Oct. 26 and the Panthers on Nov. 16.
Pitt and Alabama have been in the mix from the beginning. Other programs have been mentioned, then fallen away from the list.
His head coach swears he has no idea. That Foster will make his decision that morning and “go with his gut.”
“I don’t think anybody has an idea of what he’s going to do,” Lyons said. “I’m not sure he has an idea.”
Foster hasn’t given any indication of where he’ll commit, Lyons said. He previously narrowed his choices to Alabama and Pitt.
Since his recruitment began, Foster hasn’t been looking for a coach to tell him how he fits in or that he could play right away. But he wants a school that reminds him of Central Valley.
“He wants that family atmosphere and a closeness in the community,” Lyons said. “He likes being a high school student and a high school athlete. There is a comfortableness for him at Central Valley. When he finds the same feeling at a school, that’s going to the deciding factor. I’m sure that’s what he’s been mulling over for the past two to three weeks.”
To review. Robert Foster is one of the top WRs in the country, not just in Pennsylvania. Where he ranks is a matter of opinion. ESPN.com and 247 say he’s the number #2 receiver in the country. Scout.com says #5 and Rivals.com at #10. Overall, the rankings put him at 23 (247), 28 (ESPN.com), 30 (Scout.com) and 74 (Rivals.com).
Not that should make a difference. Pitt after all is pursuing, and at least has a 35-50% chance to land, Tyler Boyd as well.
Guess we’ll put up an open thread tomorrow for the spectacle.