The Illinois Fighting Illini signed their eighth commit on National Signing Day, Kendrick Foster. Foster is a three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports.
Foster committed to the Illini on April 12th, 2012. He officially visited the Illinois campus on September 22nd for the game against Louisiana Tech. He chose Illinois over Illinois State and New Mexico. In the end, wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales earned Foster’s pledge.
Kendrick Foster played his high school ball at Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois. The Richwoods Knights made it to the Class 6A Illinois State Playoffs, but lost to Crete-Monee, 32-35, in the second round. Foster totaled 6,401 yards (No. 5 in career rushing yards in Illinois history) and 78 touchdowns (73 rushing) with an average of 7.8 yards per carry during his high school career. As a senior, he rushed 236 times for 1,749 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was also named All-State by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association as a senior.
Out of all fifteen signees for Illinois, Foster was the eighth recruit to fax in his Letter of Intent. He is the only running back to sign with the Illini on NSD.
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