Central Valley ATH Robert Foster generating D-1 interest
Written by: Josh Funk on Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Anyone watching the Central Valley Warriors last postseason certainly made notes of the athlete wearing the #4 jersey for the Carolina blue and white. That player was Robert Foster, a sophomore stand-out who did a little bit of everything for the Warriors in their first season of football.
Division-1 programs are beginning to take notice.
Foster has received interest, but no verbal offers, from a trio of Division-1 programs – Ohio State, Penn State and Pitt – according to national recruiting service Scout.com. That list of programs showing interest is likely to grow, as Foster is only entering his junior season in the fall of 2011.
The 6’2, 190-pound athlete was a force in all three phases of the game last season for Central Valley. He amassed 943 all-purpose yards of offense (17 passing, 406 rushing, 520 receiving) and scored 12 total touchdowns (7 receivng, 3 rushing, 2 misc.). He completed 1-of-4 passes; averaged nine yards per carry on 45 rushes; averaged 20.8 yards per reception on a team-leading 25 catches; and recorded 16 tackles (9 solo) and a pair of interceptions on defense.
Foster was also a legitimate weapon on punt and kickoff returns, though the Warriors did not report kick return yardage statistics on Maxpreps.com.
Central Valley finished its inaugural football season with a 10-4 record, winning the WPIAL AAA championship over Montour, 24-7. The Warriors were eliminated one week later by Erie Cathedral Prep in the PIAA AAA quarterfinals, 31-21.
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