November 4, 2008

Georgia Tech picks up Vol decommit

Valdosta (GA) offensive lineman has had a change of mind. Antonio Foster was a Tennessee Vol, but with the coaching change made in Knoxville, he has decided to stay in state.

"Antonio loved the thought of playing in the SEC and he really liked Coach [Phil] Fulmer and Coach [Greg] Atkins at Tennessee, but with the coaching change there made, he has decided to make a change too," said Valdosta Head Coach Rick Tomberlin.

"He talked to me about it and he has decided to change his commitment to Georgia Tech. He grew up a Georgia Tech fan, he has family there in Decatur, he really likes Coach [Todd] Spencer, and he thinks highly of Coach [Paul] Johnson too."

"Antonio has talked to Georgia Tech and he is committed to them and they are committed to him. It is a good fit for both."

The Yellow Jackets were a major player for the 6-foot-4, 285 pound Peach State OL. They offered him early, he took a long look at them then, and he is happy with his decision now.

"He feels really good about his commitment and it is a firm commitment to Georgia Tech. I told him he was a man of his word and he committed to a coach at Tennessee that is not going to be there next year, so he could do whatever he wanted to now. He decided he would like to attend Georgia Tech."

Coach Tomberlin feels he couldn't have picked a better program.

"It is a great move for him I feel and I think he will do really well there. He just has always liked Coach Spencer a lot and Antonio is very happy with this decision."

Other schools are trying to get back into play for Foster with the Tennessee coaching change, but Tomberlin feels they are wasting their time.

"Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, and Arkansas have all called to check on him, but his commitment is firm to Georgia," he stated. "He is very solid in this commitment and I don't see anything changing."

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