December 17, 2011
Sadale Foster commits
Texas Tech added a third player from Riverside (Calif.) Community College on Saturday.
Riverside athlete Sadale Foster committed to the Red Raiders midway through an official visit and will join current teammates Lee Adams and Will Smith on the Division I level.
"I love Lubbock," Foster, a Riverside native, said. "Everybody is nice here. Southern hospitality is a lot nicer than Cali. What made me pull the trigger was the academics because it shows the coaching staff there cares about its players as students as well as athletes so that was big in my book. The facilities -- and just the town alone is enough that I know I'd be happy here for the next two years."
Foster said he will enroll at Tech for spring classes and will join the team for spring football.
The Riverside prospect helps prove the motto Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville and crew live by. Speed kills.
Foster's most immediate impact will come in the return game. At Riverside, he starred as a punt and kick returner. He's very good about finding a running lane, committing to the lane and finding blocks that can help him stay in the lane rather than dancing around defenders and running 40 yards to gain eight yards.
"I'm a multiple attack kind of guy," Foster said. "I can play receiver, running back as well as special teams. That's basically what I'm about."
Committing to Tech also means Foster preserves friendships with two Riverside players he's known from the peewee days.
"It feels great," Foster said. "We've all been friends since we were seven years old. It's kind of a dream to go to school together. The opportunity came about and the guys jumped into it and wanted me to come too. I just wanted to make sure it was the right decision and I'm happy I've made the decision and I'm excited about playing with them for two more years."
Aside from Tech, Foster had offers to Texas-San Antonio, Louisiana Tech and Sacramento State on the FCS level.
Big 12 ball was too much to resist.
"I'm excited about the opportunity at Tech," Foster said. "Big 12 football, I've always dreamed of playing big time ball so the opportunity means a lot to me. I just want to come in and make an impact and perform as well as I can."
Foster also appears to have a lot of the same attributes as former Red Raider quarterback Jacob Karam. Foster sees the big picture and said he can benefit from Tech as much as the Red Raiders can benefit from him.
"I want to learn a lot under a great football coach," Foster said. "I want to learn football under a great coach more than I already know. I want to get an education as well, I want to get my degree. And overall, I want a shot at the NFL. That's always been a goal for me and I'm going to shoot for the stars."
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