One of the South's top interior offensive line prospects is Antonio Foster from Valdosta (Ga.) High School. Foster, 6-4 and 290 pounds, has two favorite schools at this time. Could he be close to pulling the trigger and making a decision?
"I would like to wait and see what happens this fall," Foster said. "Right now my top two schools are Georgia Tech and Florida. I really think Georgia Tech is the best place for me, especially considering their offense. But I wonder if that offense will prepare me for the NFL? I mean it's not an NFL offense. I love coach (Giff) Smith. He is the best recruiter in the country. I like Paul Johnson and coach Spencer (OL coach). I just want to wait and see them this fall.
"Florida is a team that I have loved since I was a kid. My mom and brother really like them a lot and Gainesville is close to home. I think I fit their (offensive) scheme well. I went down there for their spring game and it was wild."
Foster also likes Miami, South Carolina and Central Florida. All five of his favorites have offered, according to Foster.
"Man, I like the 'Canes. My mom does as well. They were the first school to offer and that means something to me.
"South Carolina is a school that I like a lot but I have not been there yet. I like Steve Spurrier and that offense.
"I just went down to Central Florida and that's a beautiful place. I love the campus and facilities and that's certainly a place that I would love to live. I also like the coaching staff.
"I just want to get a chance to play and I have to like the coaches. Those two things really stand out with Florida and Georgia Tech right now."
Foster says a dozen schools have offered him a scholarship. He has already been to Florida, Georgia Tech and Central Florida. Foster would like to attend some camps this fall and perhaps take some more unofficial visits. Nothing is planned yet.
In the meantime, spring practice is just around the corner and he's excited to get out on the field.
"I worked hard this off-season. I ran, lifted and played basketball. I think I am the type of lineman that can play tackle or guard and the schools recruiting me are kind of split on what position I will play. To me it really doesn't matter. I want to play and help my team win. Right now I would consider myself better in pass pro but I am a good run blocker. I am quick and agile for a big man."