Isaiah Foskey has offers from Pac-12 and Big Ten among others.
Freshman Standout Holds Five Offers by Lorenzo Reyna
Isaiah Foskey may not have his name engraved in De La Salle lore just yet, but he’s already a hot commodity on the recruiting trail for the defending CIF Open Division championsout of Concord, Calif. – as a freshman.
The Class of 2019 prospect already holds five offers from Brigham Young, Eastern Washington, Kansas, Michigan and a recent pledge from Utah. He was one of the rising underclassmen who laced up his cleats at Passing Down’s Northern California Regional on April 10 at Chabot College in Hayward.
“It’s a great accomplishment [to be offered early]. But I try to stay humble and be the best I can be,” Foskey said. “I’m trying to get more offers.” Foskey entered Chabot with a grown man physique and upperclassmen-like prowess against his opponents. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound target emerged as one of the top receiving options for Team Malu Fitness, who emerged as one of the top surprises of the 37-team tournament by finishing in the top four and earning a trip to Best of the West VII in Orange County.
Foskey showed an explosive get-off after the snap; one that got him in front of his defender in a span of 1.5 seconds. He later used his large hands and body to haul down grabs for Malu. He described what his early strengths are on the field.
“As a tight end, it’s my hands and speed,” Foskey said.“Most tight ends aren’t that fast. But I can actually out-run linebackers and catch the ball deep on a wheel or streak route.”
He also lines up at defensive end, disrupting running and passing plays with his speed off the edge. His play on both sides of the ball is reminiscent of a 2016 De La Salle star tight end/defensive end and former Passing Down participant: University of Michigan commit Devin Asiasi. Foskey said the future Wolverine has spent some of his down time tutoring him about the tight end position.
“He’s taught me a lot of stuff, like blocking and the different techniques,” Foskey said.“He also taught me a lot about the school traditions [at De La Salle] and teaches me to be a better tight end.”
Off the field, Foskey said his report card is full of A’s and B’s. With five early scholarship opportunities in front of him, Foskey is not only spending his time looking at the college football traditions of these schools, but also the classroom strengths.
“I need to look more at the academic side of things and see if they have a good program for me,” Foskey said.
He plans to wait until his senior year to make his verbal commitment. Until then, he’s received this advice from the college coaches who are recruiting him early:
“They’re just telling me to keep doing what I’m doing: keep lifting, keep doing well in school and be a great athlete,” Foskey said.