Jimbo Fisher has his quarterback of the future in James Foster.
The four-star prospect announced on National Signing Day that he’s heading to College Station to play for the Aggies. He’s the first quarterback in Texas A&M’s 2018 recruiting class.
Ranked as the nation’s No. 12 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports, Foster chose the Aggies over Florida State, LSU, Auburn, and Alabama.
“A guy like James Foster is a talent,” Tom Luginbill of ESPN said to Noles247. “He’s a thrower that happens to be a good enough athlete, very similar to Deondre Francois. You can do the plus-one, quarterback-run stuff. But he is going to be a passer first. And you don’t have to play with him right away.”
The Montgomery, Alabama native threw for 2,912 yards with 31 touchdowns and only three interceptions last season at Lanier High School. He also rushed for 503 yards and 11 scores.
“These last two years, we’ve made sure he’s played from shoulder up,” Lanier head coach Marvin Cunningham told the Montgomery Advertiser. “We didn’t want him to play on ability. We wanted him to play on his cerebral mindset and he did that.”
His outstanding play helped the Poets go 10-2 and win their first Class 6A playoff game since 2006.
Foster completed his high school career by playing in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
With the uncertainty around the quarterback position for the Aggies, the state of Alabama’s tenth-best player can find himself playing meaningful snaps this fall.
Foster has the talent to lead Texas A&M to championships. As Jimbo Fisher’s era begins, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound quarterback can be the answer under center for years to come.