Fossil Ridge cornerback feels at home at TCU

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As almost 200 football players from around the country nervously sweated through Friday’s football camp at TCU, hoping to catch the eye of one of the Horned Frog coaching staff, Nick Foster stood calm and comfortable in the corner of the end zone.

He had nothing to worry about. He was already home.

Way back in February, the Fossil Ridge cornerback made his commitment to the place he will call home for the next four years – TCU.

So he spent his time during the two TCU camps in Fort Worth this summer taking in the sights and sounds while becoming accustomed to the Frogs’ program.

“It feels really good that I can call this home,” Foster said. “I can come here and it feels like family with all the people that are here in my corner and supporting me. It feels good to come here and meet a lot of people, and I can come here and have fresh legs and be comfortable already.”

Naturally, home was a major theme in his decision to commit to TCU.

“It’s close home, but mostly, they put out good prospects,” Foster said. “It’s pretty much like a real big home and everyone is a family, pretty much, and I feel real comfortable here.”

As far as TCU head coach Gary Patterson is concerned, Foster will be right at home in his patented 4-2-5 defense that utilizes extra defensive backs to put more speed on the field.

That is because of the one and only word Fossil Ridge assistant coach and former TCU football player Stanley Moss used to describe Foster.

“Speed. Speed, speed, speed,” Moss said. “That’s one thing, being a former Frog myself, Coach P prides himself on getting great athletes that can run and Nick is one of those kids that can run. Once he gets down all the techniques and gets a little bit stronger in the weight room, he’s going to be hard to handle out here.”

That is exactly where Foster believes he fits into the defense, as an athlete who already runs at the level of Division 1 speedsters, with plenty of potential left to be tapped in his college career, he said.

Until that time he puts on the purple and black gear that was displayed at Friday’s camp, he has a senior season at Fossil Ridge to leave his mark on the program that developed him. To return that thanks, he hopes to be one piece of the greater puzzle that leads his team as far as it can possibly go.

He is a piece because he said he believes he is a part of a corps of Fossil Ridge defensive backs that is one of the biggest strengths of this year’s edition of the Ridge football team.

However, as far as the coaching staff is concerned, Foster will be key to the success of the team because of his character and leadership.

“He’s a great kid and I’ll just say that from a personal standpoint to start off,” Moss said. “He’s one of those guys that, he leads by example. He doesn’t really say very much, but when it’s time to go to work, he goes to work.”

That will not change when he leaves high school for TCU, he made sure to promise TCU fans.

“I’m not going to let [Frog fans] down at all,” he said.

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