June 8, 2008

Texas CB still liking Ole Miss

Ole Miss was one of the first teams in on Colleyville (Heritage HS), Texas cornerback Eddie Foster and other teams are starting to take notice.

Foster, 5-foot-10, 175-pounds with reports of sub-4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, has recently picked up offers from Cincinnati and Iowa State, and Vanderbilt added an offer over the weekend.

Ole Miss got in on Foster based on recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn connections with a Heritage High School coach and Rebel tight ends coach James Shibest, who recruits Texas for Ole Miss, has been left to cultivate the relationship.

"I'm still talking to Ole Miss every week," Foster said on Sunday evening. "Coach Shibest is a good guy and I'm anxious to get up to Ole Miss and get to know the coaches. I already know I'll like the coaches, I just need to check out the area."

"I really don't know a lot of history about Ole Miss," he said. "I've seen them play on television a few times. But the coaches, I know they were at Arkansas, and from what I've seen they are really enthusiastic. There's some good coaches at Ole Miss that have coached good teams before and I think it's only a matter of time until they do some really good things there."

Foster will not be one of scores of recruits descending on Oxford this week for Houston Nutt's first camp and the Rebels' head field boss. Instead, he'll either take an unofficial visit in late June or perhaps wait and participate in the Rebels Elite Camp (invited prospects only) in late July.

Ole Miss' efforts are paying off when it comes to Foster.

"My top three are Ole Miss, Iowa State, and I'm still liking Tulsa," he said.

Foster plays both cornerback and wide receiver for this high school, but it's clearly at cornerback where the Rebels' interest rests.

The speedster has offers from New Mexico, Boise State and Utah in addition to his recently received offers.

Foster says he's not in a hurry to commit and wants to take some visits this summer and participate in some camps.

While Ole Miss is the only SEC team to offer at this point, the idea of playing the SEC is intrigues Foster.

"The SEC is an intense conference," he said. "It's a conference with schools that would really test my ability."

However, the wild card in the race could be Texas A&M, which has shown interest in Foster, but is yet to offer.

One thing that apparently doesn't test Foster's ability is academics. He supports a 3.3 GPA and has scored a 1200 on his SAT.

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