Robert Foster, a 6-2, 190-pound wide receiver, has quickly adjusted to the spotlight. In just his sophomore year, Foster finished with over 1,000 yards rushing and receiving, with 10 total touchdowns. His productivity increased towards the end of the season, a big reason in why Central Valley was able to capture the Class AAA crown in the WPIAL.
Foster found himself in a similar role as a member of the Western PA Swag 7-on-7 team in a recent Badger Sports New Level Athletics 7-on-7 passing tournament. On a roster that included standouts from bigger schools such as Gateway and Penn Hills, Foster established himself as a go-to guy—even catching a game-winning touchdown on the first day, to help his team advance. He got two touchdown passes in another one of the games.
"It was real good," Foster said of his 7-on-7 experience. "It taught me how to do a lot of things. Better competition and there were better opportunities, and I got a lot of work. When you get a lot of work, you get better.
"I did Nike Combine and stuff like that to get better for high school. I started as a freshman, but I always wanted to do better, so I joined this. It will help me a lot. There's a lot of offense out here. They push me to get better. I have to do what I have to do."
Foster will be at the Nike Football Training Camp in State College later this week. It will be another opportunity for Foster to get his name out there. Colleges that have stopped by his high school are already expressing an interest.
"I've gotten letters from a lot of colleges, but they can't talk to me yet," Foster added.