On Wednesday, the Missouri Tigers landed a huge commitment from three-star recruit, quarterback James Foster, II, to its 2018 football recruiting class.
The three-star quarterback, who will enter his senior year of high school in the fall, is from Montgomery, Alabama, and is rated the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback in the country, according to 247sports. Foster is also the 16th-ranked quarterback in the State of Alabama.
Foster, who received offers from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and others, chose Missouri, and made the announcement via Twitter.
— James Foster II..💰 (@YungSimba4) April 19, 2017
Even more impressive than Mizzou receiving a commitment from the 17th-ranked quarterback prospect, was its ability to attract the young recruit out of his home state Alabama, where he was actively recruited by the Crimson Tide.
Tigers’ quarterback Drew Lock will be a senior once Foster enters the fold of Mizzou quarterbacks.
Missouri was looking at the possibility of either Jack Lowary or Micah Wilson taking over as the starting quarterback upon Lock’s departure. The Tigers will have the luxury of a dual-threat signal caller to draw on, which will make for a spirited competition at the position in 2018.
What’s more, Foster also announced that he will actively recruit more talented prospects, much like Michael Porter, Jr., to join him at Mizzou, in the meantime.
While we await the eventual arrival of Foster, here are some of his highlights.