One year later, a lot has changed for Foster.
He’s no longer a Troup Tiger after transferred to Auburn High, and he has changed his college plans as well.
During a televised announcement on Thursday in the Auburn High cafeteria, Foster said he has decided to play football at Auburn University.
Foster ended the suspense when he unzipped his 3-year-old daughter’s jacket to reveal an Auburn cheerleading outfit.
“I want to make an announcement so I can put this behind me and get on with all the work that I need to do for high school and get prepared for college, both academically and athletically,” Foster said.
Foster then said that “I am going to enroll at Auburn University.”
During the 2011 season, as he was leading Troup to the second round of the state playoffs, Foster said he was firm on his decision to play at Alabama, but there was a lot of speculation that Auburn could end up being his choice after he transferred to Auburn High following the dismissal of Charles Flowers as Troup’s head coach.
Foster also gave Georgia fans some hope when he took what he called an “awesome” visit to Athens.
In the end, though, Auburn was the choice for Foster.
“I have a lot of respect for Alabama and the coaches and all the other people and the fans,” Foster said. “But at the end of the day, I felt like Auburn University is the place for me and my family and had the best situation for me and my family. I am 100 percent confident with my final decision. I feel great about my decision, and I’m excited to get started.”
If Foster does end up at Auburn, the War Eagles will be getting one of the country’s most highly-recruited players.
Foster was a three-year starter at Troup, and he had a phenomenal junior season in leading the Tigers to their first playoff win since 2003.
Foster would join a former teammate at Auburn.
Quan Bray, who played his senior season at Troup after transferring from Callaway High, will be a sophomore at Auburn this season.