TCU added their second commitment for their 2014 recruiting class on Sunday as Keller (TX) Fossil Ridge cornerback Nick Foster committed to the Frogs at their elite junior day.
Foster joins Dallas Lincoln wide receiver Emmanuel Porter as the two commits for the class.
The Frogs have shown interest in Foster since last season after an impressive performance at a summer mini-camp. The interest increased even further last Friday as TCU head coach Gary Patterson made a visit to Fossil Ridge to invite Foster to the Frogs’ junior day.
For Foster, it was a dream come true for him on Sunday as he received the TCU offer which is why he wasted little time making a commitment.
“I’ve always wanted to go to TCU, it’s been my dream school here for a while,” Foster said. “I’ve been working to get to the next level. I just kept working and playing and God finally opened a door for me.”
Foster admits after seeing Patterson at his school on Friday and receiving an invite to the junior day that an offer could be forthcoming. Once it did come and Foster accepted, Patterson was excited according to the standout defensive back.
“I kind of had a feeling but once I got to the school, that’s when he officially made it,” Foster said of receiving his TCU offer. “He (Patterson) was real excited when I took that offer.”
Just as he had a feeling that he’d receive the offer, Foster knew he wanted to be a Frog. He says TCU’s location and the family atmosphere around the program have stood out for as long as he can remember.
For someone close very close to his family, those factors played a big role in helping Foster make an easy decision.
“It was small, close to home and going to a couple of games I paid attention to how close everybody was,” he said. “It’s like a big family with everybody and I like that. I like being able to communicate with everybody and not have to worry about anything. I’m real close to my family so that’s what I like.”
At 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, Foster blends size and 4.42 speed to lock down opposing receivers. He finished the 2012 season with 34 tackles and 1 interception for the Panthers and likely would have had more turnovers if teams would’ve tested him.
“My best strength is my speed and my ability to be able to be physical with my size,” Foster said.
TCU wasn’t the only program showing interest in Foster as Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, OU and North Texas had also shown him recent attention. In fact, Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina was also at Fossil Ridge on Friday to schedule a junior day visit in Austin.
With the 2014 signing day over a year away, Foster is counting down the days until he signs on the dotted line to be a Frog. In the meantime, if other teams do come calling, he already has a polite way of making them aware that he’s sticking with TCU.
“I’m going to tell them I’ve already made my decision, but thank you for the offer,” Foster finished.