Commitment Profile: Marcus Foster

Commitment Profile: Marcus Foster

Marcus Foster will enroll at the University of Cincinnati in less than a month. Bearcat Insider recently talked to Foster to get his take on becoming a college football player.

Marcus Foster is one of the most versatile prospects in Cincinnati's 2012 class. As a high school player, Foster spent time at multiple positions on each side of the ball.

Foster plans on enrolling early at Cincinnati, and we recently talked to him to get his take on becoming a college football player in less than a month.

How did you senior season go?

"Senior season went like expected. We were hoping to make a run, but we lost in the first round of the playoffs in overtime. Me personally, I feel like I did all I could possibly do in all of my games."

Do you know what your statistics were?

"On defense, I think I had like 75 tackles, 3 interceptions and maybe seven pass break-ups. On offense, I really don't know."

You played both sides of the ball for your high school team. What position are you going to play at Cincinnati?

"I'll be playing safety."

You committed to Cincinnati back in April. How solid is your commitment today?

"It's strong. I mean, I'm already committed. I plan on graduating early and starting there in January."

How do you go about preparing for being a college football player?

"Right now, I've just been working out and running basically every day. Just staying in shape until I get down there and just doing what it takes to become a great college athlete."

Talk about what it feels like to stay in Ohio to play your college ball.

"Staying in Ohio is a great thing because I wanted to stay close to home so my family and friends could come and support me, and also UC is just a great place. They were the first to offer me and it seemed like they were just more interested than everybody else. They had a great season this year and hopefully we can keep it going."

Have you had a lot of people tell you what it is going to be like to play big-time college football?

"Yeah, I've actually had a few people. They've told me it's all about work ethic and all of the running and lifting will pay off and it will make you a great player. It won't be easy, but it will be worth it."

In the end, what were the main reasons that you committed to the Bearcats?

"Pretty much just the way they came at me. When I got calls from Cincinnati, it was just like a great sign. I didn't know if I was going to choose them at first, but when I did, the coaching staff was great. The team is great, the school is great and the town is great. Everything about it is great."

Scouting Report

Foster played multiple positions for his high school team, so he has an extremely versatile skill-set. He played a lot of corner in high school and he was extremely physical in press coverage, which should translate well in his move to safety. Foster has pretty good ball skills due to playing receiver on the offensive side of the ball, although it will likely take some time for him to get adjusted to playing safety full time. He has pretty good speed and is a very sure tackler in the open field. Look for Foster to potentially get some playing time early in his career playing in nickel and dime packages.

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