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Get to know your Orange man - No. 13, DB Evan Foster

The freshman from Michigan joins a Syracuse secondary where playing time is up for grabs.

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Name: Evan Foster

Position: Defensive Back

Year: Freshman

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 208

Hometown: West Bloomfield, MI

High School: West Bloomfield

2015 Stats: As a senior at West Bloomfield High School, Foster was a two-way player at wide receiver on offense and safety on defense. He recorded four interceptions as a senior, finishing his career with six total and 15 overall touchdowns.

2016 Projections: Foster was not listed on the Syracuse Orange post-spring depth chart, which makes sense since he was still in high school at the time. Hard to imagine he’ll see much meaningful playing time this season, although there are spots up for grabs in the Syracuse secondary.

How’d He Get Here: Foster had offers from three schools: Syracuse, Bowling Green and Purdue. After originally committing to play for Dino Babers at Bowling Green, Foster recommitted when Babers and his staff left and followed them to SU.

What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Foster was rated three stars by, and

Money Quote: In an article on Foster visiting SU on the sports website, Foster had this to say about himself as a football player:

“I would say very aggressive and vicious. I’m a very physical player and I’m definitely not afraid to hit. I’m a supreme athlete all around, so I would probably like a 4-2-5 defense...”

Well, we know he’s not short on confidence.

Links of Wonder: The website had an interview with Foster back when he re-opened his recruitment after Babers and staff left Bowling Green. In the interview, Foster discusses Syracuse football, the coaching staff and what he was looking for from a football program.

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What Does the Coaching Staff Think of Him?: There haven’t really been any comments from the staff on Foster so far, but Foster himself does have some thoughts on the staff after they kept recruiting him once they moved to SU:

“It’s nice that they re-recruited me after getting a Power-5 job because it tells me they think I can compete at a high level,” Foster said.

Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Foster’s older brother, Aaron, played defensive back at Bowling Green from 2010-13. While that pre-dated Babers, his brother did play for current Syracuse defensive backs coach Nick Monroe. Foster said that he’s really close with coach Monroe since he got to know him while he was coaching his brother.

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