The peak of summer can sometimes drag out for recruits as they prepare for their senior year and are eager to get back into action. During the lull, visits and trips can be taken and that's exactly what Marcus Foster of Clear Falls High School will be doing.
During the second week of July he plans on visiting Central Florida and then tour UTSA, Illinois and Houston. All but Illinois have offered, including Louisiana Tech, Navy, and Nevada. Wake Forest and TCU are two other programs that are recruiting Foster, but have not extended an offer.
Tight Ends Coach Charlie Reeve is the lead recruiter for Marcus and he's made an impression so far.
"He came down to a couple of practices. He's a nice guy. I like him as a coach and a person. He talked to me a couple of days ago about getting up for a visit as soon as possible," said Foster.
Most programs including the 'Runners are recruiting Marcus as an ILB. He stand 6'2" and currently 210lbs. Throw in that he ran a 4.65 40 at a TCU camp and somebody is eventually going to get a nicely sized and speedy linebacker.
A plus for UTSA is that Foster has taken notice in the C-USA program and it's leaving him wanting to visit.
"I know that they're a new program and trying to establish themselves, that peaked interest from me. I like building programs and adding on top of it. They're close to home, that's a definite plus. I've done my research on my places, I just need to get there and see it for myself and make an informed decision," said Foster.
A part of his informative decision will be academics and that sits at the top of this priority list. Secondly, a program that will take care of him and the bond of a Coaching Staff that will be there whenever he needs them.
Foster is an instinctive, physical presence who has the athletic ability to be a sideline to sideline backer. More than that, he has intangibles that are rare for a high school athlete.
"I'm just really passionate about how I play. I like to make plays, I like to hear the crowd roar. I'm always trying to make my teammates better out on the field. I like to pass on the glory. When my teammates do good on the field I tell them and when they mess up, I get on them. I'm a vocal leader," said Foster.
Don't look for too early of a commitment from him, he'll continue to do plenty of research and in the end, there's a good a chance that his visits to campuses will be a big factor in his final decision.