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Tide check in on ESPN 150 WR Foster

5/19/2012

A day after Nick Saban Skyped with Wyomissing, Pa., linebacker Alex Anzalone, the University of Alabama coaching staff was in Pennsylvania recruiting another top prospect from the Keystone State -- wide receiver Robert Foster.

On Thursday, Foster had coaches from Alabama, Penn State and Rutgers visit his high school to watch him practice.

“It means a lot,” Foster said. “I feel blessed, but I still have to show out at practice and see what I can do regardless of if they’re there or not.”

The ESPN 150 star is the No. 2 ranked wide receiver in the country. He already has more than 30 scholarship offers from top schools, and although he still remains open, Foster likes what he’s seen from the Crimson Tide.

“I like their facilities,” he said. “I like the coaches. The coaches make me feel real comfortable and make me feel like I could be there.”

Foster visited Tuscaloosa last month for the Tide’s spring game. It was his first visit to UA, and he felt the love from the fans.

“It was cool,” Foster said. “I was up there with my coach. It was real fun. It was packed. I got a lot of love down there. Even though I wasn’t even playing in the game, I felt like I was a part of the Bama crew because everyone knew me. I’m from all the way up here and I go down there, and people were asking me to take pictures and stuff.”

Foster hasn’t thought much about when he will narrow his list or make a decision. He wants to take the summer to spend time with his family, work out with his team and prepare for his senior season.

“I really don’t know,” Foster said of a decision. “I haven’t sat down and talked to my family about when I’m ready to make one. Hopefully, over the summer I can sit down and communicate with my family and ask them what I should do.”

Other schools who have come by this week to see him include Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon and West Virginia.