Robert Foster, the nation’s second-ranked receiver, committed to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide on Friday in a ceremony at his high school, Central Valley High of Monaca, PA.
The six-foot-three, 190-pound Foster who was introduced at the ceremony with a passionate speech speech by mother, was emotional as he announced his decision to attend the University of Alabama.
“I love Alabama,” Foster said earlier this week. “They make me feel comfortable. Coach Saban, we sat and ate breakfast at his house, and we spoke about what I have to do to be a better man.”
Foster, who chose Alabama over his hometown Pittsburgh Panthers, is ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 23 overall prospect in the country. His commitment gives Alabama another solid pass-catching threat in 2013, along with the sensational Amari Cooper and redshirt freshman Chris Black, who was the No. 2 receiver out of high school in 2011.
Foster had 756 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior, adding rushes totalling 549 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had 67 tackles and four interceptions on the year paying defense.
Foster’s commitment gives Alabama the top recruiting class in the SEC, according to 247Sports.com, and the second in the nation behind Ohio State.