It looks as if LSU may look down an unusual avenue for some much-needed depth at the quarterback position.
On the heels of a report that quarterback-turned-wide receiver Rob Bolden was leaving the Tigers for (probably) the MAC, we were reminded that the Tigers have just two scholarship players at the position on their roster. A very familiar face, though, may be on his way to “save” the personnel day.
Baton Rouge radio personality Matt Moscona and Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate both tweeted earlier today that Jared Foster is contemplating a return to the Tigers football team, with the latter writing that the player is “strongly considering” a return. Foster was a walk-on quarterback at LSU in 2011 but was buried on the depth chart and switched to baseball full-time shortly thereafter.
This article HERE, from February of this year, indicated that Foster had no interest in coming back to football; situations, especially on the LSU football side, has apparently caused a change of heart.
In one of his tweets, Dellenger writes that “LSU [baseball] coach Paul Mainieri has discussed with Jared Foster the possibility of the outfielder rejoining football team.” A final decision hasn’t been made, but probably will be made at some point before the start of summer camp early next month.
Should Foster decide to join the football team, he would strictly be a No. 3, emergency-type quarterback behind sophomore Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris, the former being the (slight) favorite to win the starting job. That, though, could change at any point during summer camp as Harris, an early enrollee, had an outstanding spring practice.