Adairsville’s offense has been very efficient this season, and senior offensive lineman James Foster has helped paved the way. The stout senior blocker has excellent activity on the field, and once he gets inside leverage on the defender, say good night! Foster is going to send you to the ground.
Last week the senior made our Bully Squad and was ultimately voted the top offensive lineman for Week 8. Over the season he has graded out in the 80’s and 90’s all season and has a total of 20 pancakes on the year.
The senior talked about how the season has gone and where he has improved over the last year.
“My senior year has been great; I’ve seen a lot of improvement in my craft/play in the last year.” Foster continued, “I’m definitely more physical this season and I’ve gotten better with my hands.”
Foster’s hands definitely stand out with excellent placement throughout his senior film. He has quick feet and is able to get inside the defenders and then use his really good strength to finish off the defender with a pancake.
Foster is an excellent student with a 3.76 GPA taking honors and AP classes. His weight lifting is top tier for a 5’9″ 250 lbs. blocker, which is headlined by his 505 lbs. squat and 335 lbs. bench.
Foster was a 2nd team All-Region selection as a junior and looks poised in leveling up to 1st team this year. The senior is staying focused on a few goals he would like to achieve over the next few months.
“I would like to finish the season knowing I did everything I could to be the best version of myself. I would like for us to make it to at least the 3rd round and I’d like to pick up an offer,” he said.
Making it to the 3rd round would be a good achievement for Adairsville, who is on our bubble just outside to top 10 in our 3A rankings. On the recruiting front, Foster has started to see some traction.
“This past weekend I went to Reinhardt for a game day invite. I’ve also talked to a few schools at the D3 level – Bluffton and Brevard.”
We like Foster’s film a good bit. He plays with ferocity and utilizes his quickness/strength to make impactful blocks. At the next level, he will have to slide over to center considering his size (or even DT, where we have seen programs move guys like Foster at the next level), but that change of position should benefit him in the long run.
As a student-athlete, Foster is an attractive prospect who not only puts a lot of effort on the field, but also in the classroom, so schools will feel confident having the class of ’23 prospect a part of their program. We feel like his recruitment will definitely continue to grow later into the year, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter to hear the latest on Foster and athletes everywhere in Georgia.