UPDATE: Kentucky is in Foster’s top five schools and he plans to officially visit UK, according to this tweet.
Final 5 No Order‼️— James Foster II (@YungSimba4) November 21, 2017
These 5 Schools I Will Take My Official Visit Too! pic.twitter.com/ByDu8gjFaD
Obviously Kentucky will face some stiff competition and it still will likely be LSU or FSU, but Kentucky being in the final five and getting a visit seems to bode well for the Wildcats coaching staff.
Another potential quarterback target for Mark Stoops has emerged in James Foster (#14 dual-threat QB), who has received an offer from the Kentucky Wildcats.
Foster decommitted from the Missouri Tigers on Oct. 26, and has since garnered attention from some of the nation’s top programs, including Florida State, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, as well as LSU (presumed to be the favorite.)
Kentucky seems to be fighting an uphill battle for the Mobile, Alabama native, as most of the recruiting experts are predicting him to end up at LSU. All 8 predictions on his Crystal Ball are in favor of the Tigers.
Foster becomes the third quarterback to receive a UK offer following Jarren Williams’ decommitment. The other two are junior college (and former Oregon Duck) Terry Wilson and Colorado State commitment Matthew Baldwin.
It seems Kentucky is casting a wide net in finding a quarterback for the 2018 class. The problem could be that they aren’t really a leader for any of the three. LSU and Florida State are probably the top options for Foster, Indiana has quite the headstart on Terry Wilson, and Baldwin is already committed and just received an offer from Ohio State as well.
It should be interesting to see if the coaching staff continues to cast a wide net or if they zero in on one guy.