Name: Evan Foster
Position: Strong Safety
Hometown: West Bloomfield, Mich.
High School: West Bloomfield
2018 stats: Started at strong safety for all 13 games last year, and was third on the Syracuse Orange defense with 86 tackles. Foster also had an interception, 5.5 TFLs and two sacks - plus four pass-breakups and a fumble recovery.
2019 projections: Should be a lot more of the same for Foster. Foster’s started 25 straight games and should assuming he stays healthy, will be on a 38-game streak when he completes his Syracuse career. Andre Cisco entering year two and the secondary being better overall should help him out, too.
How’d he get here?: After committing to Nick Monroe and Bowling Green, he was happy to join Dino Babers and the full coaching staff when they all moved to Syracuse.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all around.
Money Quote: His high school coach spoke to the Daily Orange before Foster and the Orange secondary turned this around in 2018. And now Foster’s potentially on draft radars as a result.
“I know one of Evan’s goals since he was a little boy has been to play in the NFL. And you know, Evan knows he’s scratching that surface. He’s not there yet, by no means.”
Twitter feed: Deleted his feed, which is probably smart.
Tweets of wonder: Foster’s one of many Syracuse players getting “breakout” talk for this season.
Breakout Safety Stars for 2019:— Rich Cirminiello (@RichCirminiello) June 21, 2019
B.J. Foster, Texas
Xavier McKinney, Alabama
Ashtyn Davis, Cal
Aashari Crosswell, Arizona State
Richard LeCounte, Georgia
TreSean Smith, Louisville
Jovante Moffatt, MTSU
Evan Foster, Syracuse
Isaiah Simmons, Clemson
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: We’ve mentioned quite a few MCU movies in this series, but how about one more? Evangeline Lilly plays Hope Van Dyne -- aka the Wasp -- in 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. After be relegated to the sidelines a bit in Ant-Man, Lilly gets in on all of the action in the sequel.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Evan is Syracuse’s active career tackles leader with 158. That still won’t get him near the top 10 all-time list at SU, but an impressive job nonetheless on the current roster.
Let’s get a look at ya: If the ACC think you have enough great plays to make a highlight reel for you, I’d say that’s pretty solid.