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Thursday, January 10, 2013
2015 Wash. WR working for offers
By Mason Kelley
BOTHELL, Wash. -- It helps to have a father who has experience coaching at the high school level.
(Mill Creek, Wash./Jackson) is learning that lesson on a daily basis as he works toward his goal of earning a Division I scholarship.
2015 WR Keynan Foster is working hard to earn Division I scholarship offers.
The 5-foot-8, 155-pound sophomore often spends free time on a football field with his father, Selwyn, working on the skills that will make him a complete football player.
“We worked out a lot,” Foster said. “Before football season, he took me out there and we worked really hard.”
Whether it was catching passes from a Jugs machine or working on his quickness, father and son have invested a lot of time on the practice field preparing the athlete for Friday nights.
Now that the season is over, Foster is “trying to get my name out there.”
He spent Sunday in the gym at Bothell (Wash.) Cedar Park Christian working with some of the top young talent in Washington during a Barton Football Academy training session.
“I’ve been going to a lot of combines,” he said.
Everything he has done so far is part of his plan to play at the next level.
“I want to definitely get a D-I scholarship,” he said. “That’s what my big goal is.”
During the season, Foster spends time at running back, receiver and defensive back for the Timberwolves. He projects to a slot receiver at the next level.
As a sophomore, he caught 35 passes for 627 yards and nine touchdowns. It was a strong start, but he knows he has plenty to prove.
“I definitely need to get bigger and better as a receiver,” he said.
While he waits on a growth spurt, he focuses on the things that he can control. Every workout and combine gets him another step closer to his goal of playing at the next level.