Big time players do special things when the pressure is at its highest. Three-star running back Arian Foster (6-1, 208, 4.52) from San Diego (Calif.) Mission Bay is one of those special big time players. Foster’s performance last weekend propelled Mission Bay high into the San Diego CIF Championship game against San Diego (Calif.) Catholic this Friday on December 12th.
Mission Bay was down 13-0 with just over six minutes left in the third quarter. They needed a play and Foster delivered. He returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown giving Mission Bay a much needed boost.
This play inspired Mission Bay to prevail and win a thrilling two overtime affair 20-19.
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Foster rushed for 150 yards on 24 carries on the night. With the championship game still to play, Foster has thus far rushed for 1,596 on 174 carries and 17 touchdowns.
This talented football player has narrowed down his college choice to five.
“I've narrowed it down to a top five of Oregon State, Oregon, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Tennessee,” Foster said. “I've already visited Oregon State and I'm going to wait until I visit the other schools before making any decisions.”
“I have a trip set up with North Carolina on January 9th,” Foster said. “I might visit Oregon the week after that. I'm going to wait until after the Christmas break to schedule the rest of the trips.”
What does Foster like about his final five schools?
“Tennessee is a nationally ranked team,” Foster said. “I like the head coach, (Phillip) Fulmer, even though I haven't had a chance to talk to him much. I like the program and the history of the school. The Volunteers know how to win. I'm looking forward to getting out there.”
“I've been watching West Virginia for the last couple of years and they have a real strong run game,” Foster said. “I like that a lot.”
“At North Carolina I have the opportunity to come and play right away,” Foster said. “They said they want me there and that I could come in and start.”
“The program at Oregon is good and I like the coaches,” Foster said. “They also need a good running back right now.”
“The top thing I like about Oregon State is the coaches, definitely,” Foster said. “Coach Mike Riley and Charlie Camp, they are two of the coolest people on earth, no doubt about it.”
Unless Foster gets totally blown away at one of his trips look for him to take all five visits before making a decision.