Robert Foster, a 5-Star wide receiver, has the potential to be a superstar at the college level, and there are four schools that have a shot at getting him to commit to their 2013 classes if they make the right pitch.
According to Tom Loy of 247Sports, Foster has named four official visits:
“Alabama is definitely going to get an official visit from me,” said Foster. “Pittsburgh is definitely going to get one. Ohio State and Michigan State are going to get one too. I thought about USC, but I think that’s a little too far, but I’m going to keep them in mind right now.”
Foster would be a huge commit to all four of these schools, but as I said, it's going to come down to who can make the best pitch.
Here's what each school needs to sell to Foster when he makes his official visits...
Alright, so we lost to Notre Dame the other night on national television, but hey, it's no big deal. We still haven't played any conference games yet, and it's not like we're going to lose to the likes of Iowa, Northwestern or Minnesota, right? We're going to be just fine.
That said, our loss to the Irish really illuminated our need for an elite, No. 1 wide receiver and we want you to be that guy. We want you to be the star of our offense and you can be the guy that leads us to a Big Ten championship. Plus, with the way our defense has been playing the past few years, there may be more than just a conference championship in store...
Urban Meyer has two National Championships under his belt already, but he wants you to help him win a few more. He's an innovative offensive mind that will find a way to get the football into your hands.
If you want to make big plays and get your highlights on TV there's no better place to go. We're back on the rise, and with a receiver like you in the fold we'll be winning the Big Ten and more in no time.
Plus, you'll get to be a part of one of the best rivalries in sports, and you should see how funny it is when those Michigan fans get upset and frustrated after a loss.
Hey, you're from Pennsylvania, we're from Pennsylvania. What are the chances?
But seriously, we're literally right down the street from where you live. Imagine how easy it would be for your friends and family to come watch you play. You'll undoubtedly be the hometown hero.
We may not be the best team on your list, but hey, the good news you will be helping us as we transition into the ACC.
Also, have you ever heard of Larry Fitzgerald? He plays for the Arizona Cardinals. In the NFL.
Yeah, he played college ball with us. Just sayin....
We're Alabama, do we really need to say anything else? We're the defending National Champions and there's a good chance we can win it all again this season.
In fact, there's a good chance we can win it all every season.
This should be the easiest decision you've ever made.
Alabama's at the top of his list right now, and as I said in my pitch, it's kind of an easy choice. That said, I wouldn't count out Urban Meyer and Ohio state, especially if they can keep things rolling in the Big Ten.
I'm going to take the safe route and predict Foster will commit to Alabama.