Mizzou lands talented QB prospect James Foster over several other SEC teams

Dec 6, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers fans hold up a sign during the first quarter of the 2014 SEC Championship Game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

The Missouri Tigers reached into the state of Alabama and landed a nice commitment from dual-threat QB James Foster.

Foster, from Montgomery, Alabama, is rated as a three-star, the country’s No. 17 dual-threat signal caller and the state of Alabama’s No. 16 overall prospect for the class of 2018, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Foster tweeted out his commitment with the following statement:


Foster boasted offers from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Mississippi State among others, and it’s an impressive haul for head coach Barry Odom. Obviously, anytime any team goes into Alabama and gets a talented prospect, it’s a big pull.

Missouri needs playmakers in the future after Drew Lock leaves, and Foster will certainly get his chance. Obviously, National Signing Day is nearly 10 months away, but to get a commitment this early in the cycle bodes well for the class. It gives Odom and Mizzou’s staff someone to build its class around.

Here are Foster’s junior highlights:

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  • Jon Cooper. I don’t get how the picture that goes with this story has anything to do with QB James Foster. Will you please explain?

    • grin, I think it means big football games happen near the end of semesters and dual threat quarterbacks sometimes make the difference.

  • Heupel is a good quarterback coach based on the short time we’ve seen him work with Lock. Still we need to see how much progress Lock makes under Heupel this year. Assuming Lock does make the expected improvement. It will solidify Heupel as the qb guru. This would mean that Heupel is probably going to have a pretty good quarterback in every class, and that looks like the case. The spring game showed consistent learning objectives by every quarterback. Truth be told it’s going to be hard for Lock to hold off Lowry. Missouri fans have to be interested in a dual threat prospect in both 2017 and 2018. Brad Smith certainly shocked a lot of Missouri opponents.