Antonio Foster heard the news yesterday that Philip Fulmer would no longer be the coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. He was crushed and upset. In turn, Foster realized he wanted to go with another team.
"I was going to Tennessee and much of it was because I wanted to play for coach Fulmer," Foster said. "Now that Fulmer is gone I don't think I want to wait things out."
After hearing the news Foster talked with his high school coach, Rich Tomberlin. Then he talked things over with his parents. He then realized he wanted to go to another school and not Tennessee.
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"I almost picked Georgia Tech to begin with. It was them or Tennessee and they were a close second. I have lots of family there (in Atlanta) and I really like the coaches. They have a great team and Georgia Tech is a great place with a great environment. I think I fit (scheme) in well with what they do."
Despite the change of direction for Foster you can still hear the disappointment in his voice.
"To tell you the truth I was heartbroken when I heard the news. I really like coach. I actually had tears in my eyes but I guess that's part of the business."
Foster, 6-4 and 285 pounds, plays offensive guard Valdosta (Ga.) High School. He's a a three-star prospect and the No. 31 rated guard in the country.