Amaad Foston, a 6’0”, 205-pound junior running back out of John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, GA), has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Virginia football program.
— amaadF20 (@AmaadFoston) January 20, 2020
“On the field I know I can go there and create my own legacy,” Foston wrote in a Twitter direct message to TheSabre.com. “Off, they have great academics that will set you up for life after football. I’m in love with the program and I felt like it was the right time to commit.”
Boston College, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia are among the other major Division 1 offers the talented running back back reported. Foston, who announced a scholarship offer from Cavalier head coach Bronco Mendenhall on November 14, 2019, visited UVA, Tennessee, Georgia and Penn State prior to today’s decision, which comes on the heels of a junior day event at Virginia this past Saturday.
“I was at the junior day,” Foston wrote. “I got to learn at lot more about the program and I just fell in love.”
Foston led John Milledge Academy to a perfect 2019 season that included a AAA state championship crown. Rated a 3-star recruit and the no. 30 running back in the nation in the class of 2021 by Rivals.com, Foston racked up 2,349 yards rushing and 38 touchdowns during his junior season. The Union-Recorder named him All-County Offensive Player of the Year for his performance.
In addition to producing on the field, Foston boasts a 3.8 GPA in the classroom.
Virginia now boasts two verbal commitments in the class of 2021. Both prospects – Foston and Benedictine (Richmond, VA) quarterback Jay Woolfolk – are being recruited initially to play offense. The Peach State running back says the Cavalier coaches like “my ability to be a strong runner and break tackles, the ability to be consistent with running the football and [be] able to drive the football down the field.”
Discussing his star running back in this this article by the Union-Recorder, John Milledge Academy head coach JT Wall said: “[Foston’s] gotten to the point where he’ll work on a move during the weekend to put something else in his ‘toolbox,’ and he’ll do it in a game — like a jump cut or a stiff arm — and he doesn’t even know he’s done it at the time. He works on stuff so much that it’s almost second nature. He’s the complete package. He gets better and better not only each year, but each day. He’s a hard worker who deserves everything he gets.”
Virginia’s projected running back scholarship situation in the 2021 season now looks like this:
– Wayne Taulapapa (Sr)
– Mike Hollins (Jr)
– Seneca Milledge (Soph)
– Amaad Foston (Fr)
Virginia Football’s Class of 2021
– Amaad Foston, Running Back, John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, GA)
– Jay Woolfolk, Quarterback/Defensive Back, Benedictine (Richmond, VA)