Name: Evan Foster
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.
High School: West Bloomfield
2017 Stats: Started all 12 games at strong safety. Recorded 64 tackles with one interception and one forced fumble.
2018 Projections: Expected to return as a starter at strong safety for the Syracuse Orange. Foster will be counted on to have a bigger impact in terms of creating turnovers and limiting big plays.
How Did He Get Here?: He was recruited by Nick Monroe and had originally committed to Bowling Green Falcons. He chose to follow Monroe and Dino Babers to Syracuse. He also had offers from the Purdue Boilermakers and Eastern Michigan.
What Did Recruiting Sites Say?: Three stars
Money Quote: During spring practices, Foster was the most experienced defensive back and he was pushed to become a leader in the room. The group was under a lot of scrutiny because of the way the season ended, but Foster’s confident in the potential at the position.
“It’s been a little difficult,” Foster said, “but I definitely think that the young guys have been coming along pretty well. I think they’ll continue to strive to get better.”
Twitter feed: @evfoster14
Tweets of Wonder: It’s good to see one of the leaders taking this a bit personally. Now it’s up to Foster and the rest of the DBs to prove David Hale wrong.
What Movie Would Dino Recommend for Him?: Jodie Foster is best known for her role as FBI agent Clarice Starling in “The Silence of the Lambs.” Like Jodie had to match wits with Hannibal Lechter to stop a serial killer, Evan will have to match wits with ACC coordinators to stop their offenses.
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Twenty-seven of Evan’s tackles came in the final three games of the season. It’s a pace that Orange fans hope will not continue in 2018.
Let’s Get a Good Look Atcha: Here’s Evan’s interception against the Central Michigan Chippewas last season which he took all the way back to the house.