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Monday, February 4, 2013
New 2014 TCU commit gets high praise

By Damon Sayles

TCU picked up its second commitment of the 2014 recruiting class Sunday afternoon -- a speedy cornerback to go alongside its first commit, a durable wide receiver.

Nick Foster (Fort Worth, Texas/Keller Fossil Ridge) verbally committed to the Horned Frogs, according to Fossil Ridge head coach Tony Baccarini. Foster made the decision after attending a TCU junior day. He joins wide receiver Emanuel Porter (Dallas/Lincoln) as committed members of the Horned Frogs’ 2014 class.

Baccarini has seen his share of talented defensive backs. Six of his former cornerbacks -- on either the high school or junior college level -- have made it to the NFL. One of those was Al Harris, who played 14 seasons in the NFL before taking over defensive backs coaching duties with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Baccarini said what he’s seen from Foster rivals what he saw from the six future professionals to come before him.

“The speeds jumps out first, obviously,” Baccarini said. "He’s a 4.42 [40-yard dash] guy who has a 37½-inch vertical and a 3.94-second pro agility. He really has everything you’re looking for at corner. Most guys who run that fast, they either have bad hands, don’t finish or don’t tackle. He finishes, has great hips and has great hands -- and he’ll hit you, which a lot of corners won’t.”

“I’ve had six NFL corners, and he’s as good as any of them.”

Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and Oklahoma were among the schools keeping tabs on Foster -- and for good reason. At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Foster has excellent speed and finished the 2012 season with 34 tackles (24 solo), an interception, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.