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Newton’s Josh Foster commits to TCU

The three star safety is the first of the famed Newton Trio to announce his commitment, making some purple people very happy Friday night.

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Josh Foster was on TCU’s campus last week for the final camp of the summer, and his last impression was a positive one. The Horned Frogs made a strong push for the 6’0”, 165 pound safety out of Newton High School in Newton, TX, but more importantly, his mom came away impressed.

On Friday, Foster made it official to the Frogs, announcing via a commitment video on twitter.

Home and family are two words recruits use to describe TCU, and Coach Fitch’s connection with the younger Foster is just another example of that. But there was more to Josh’s commitment than just how the Horned Frogs’ coaching staff treated his family, according to an interview he conducted with Jeremy Clark last month. “I like the area; it’s real nice and I feel real comfortable,” Foster said. “The people are real nice and treat you well and are nice to be around. Coach Modkins says they always work hard just like we do at our high school so I should fit right in with them,” he said. “He’s a real cool dude and I like being around him; he has a lot of energy. It’s good to surround yourself with people like him.”

Foster, who is listed as an athlete, was recruited by the Frogs as a safety, and he should fit in well in the back end of Gary Patterson’s 4-2-5. A top 200 player in Texas, the high school quarterback was 2017 was named the District 10-3A-II Overall MVP as a junior and District 10-3A-II Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore. He finished last season with an impressive stat line - nearly 2000 yards passing with 30 touchdowns, 550 yards rushing with 15 scores, and 52 tackles and a pick on defense. He chose the Frogs from among 16 offers, including Arkansas, Utah, Vanderbilt, Houston, and Baylor and took official visits to Utah and Arkansas earlier this summer.

Foster is the 16th commit in the class of 2019 for TCU, the tenth defensive player, and the second safety. He joins DeShawn McCuin (safety, Jacksonville, TX), Williams Jones (CB, Mansfield Summit, Arlington, TX), and Donavann Collins (CB, Cedar Hill, Cedar Hill, TX) in the defensive backfield for a group that is ranked as a top 30 class in the country and fourth in the Big 12. The Frogs are in hot pursuit of a pair of Josh’s Newton teammates, three star running back Darwin Barlow and four star CB/WR Tamauzia Brown. Both are currently considered TCU leans.

Check out his highlights below and welcome Josh to the #FrogFam!