Scouts: Big pickup for Tide

Robert Foster (Monaca, Pa./Central Valley), who is No. 28 in the ESPN 150 and the No. 2 wide receiver in the nation, has been a significant target for Alabama from the start.

He brings more speed and depth to go along with freshmen Amari Cooper and Chris Black. Since it signed Julio Jones back in 2008, Alabama has not been as successful at landing wide receivers as it has been at other positions, and that's why Foster's commitment is so pivotal. Plus, Foster is a dynamic return specialist who is versatile and productive in the slot as well as on the outside. This is an upgrade in talent and playmaking ability for the Tide.