Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Introducing the class: Robert Foster
By Greg Ostendorf
Editor's note: This is a series introducing Alabama's 2013 recruiting class that will continue to run after signing day.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama signed a strong wide receiver group in the 2012 class, but that didn’t stop Robert Foster, the No. 2 receiver in 2013, from signing with the Tide. The Monaca, Pa., native had a lot of pressure stay in state and go to Pittsburgh, but the opportunity to play for Alabama was too good to pass up. Foster made trips to Tuscaloosa in the spring for A-Day and again in the fall for the Mississippi State game, which was his official visit.
Q: What made you sign with Alabama?
A: The comfortability, the process and basically me wanting to make a name for myself in a different area.
WR Robert Foster had a difficult decision to make, and he opted for Alabama.
Q: What’s life been like since your commitment?
A: It’s been good. There was a lot of stress off my shoulders. I’ve been relieved and just ready to get down there. There were a few words said (from Pittsburgh fans), but everyone has their own opinion. I still have my job to do, so it really doesn’t matter to me.
Q: When did you first meet Coach Saban? What was that like?
A: Probably last year, a long time ago. It was A-Day. It was good. I got to meet the No. 1 coach in the nation. It was perfect -- to have an opportunity to meet him, to meet somebody like that.
Q: What’s your favorite Alabama memory to this point?
A: It was probably A-Day. I loved all the support from people that I don’t even know. They knew my name. I signed autographs.
Q: What’s your goal when you get to Alabama?
A: To make a name for myself, do my job and get in their tradition.
Q: Do you have a favorite play or memory from high school?
A: My commitment. It’s my favorite memory because it was me getting my life up to a higher standard of football. Not everyone has that opportunity.
Q: What was your reaction to Coach Groh leaving for the NFL?
A: Everyone’s life changes. Him moving up to a higher level of football, it doesn’t have anything to do with me. I still have a job to do. Best of luck to him, and I still have my opportunity.
Favorite food: Gnocchi
Dream car: Lamborghini
Number at Alabama: 4 but it doesn’t matter. It’s not the number. It’s the person.