The USC football team Sunday added a defensive back for the future when Jaylan Foster (6-0 190) announced on Twitter he will transfer next month from Gardner-Webb. Foster will join the team as an invited walk-on as a cornerback and said he should go on full scholarship in the fall.
“This opportunity means so much to me,” Foster said. “I always wanted a chance to play at a Power 5 school and a lot of schools didn’t think I could do that, and now I’m excited about the chance.”
Foster said he reached out to some guys he knows on the USC team and they passed the word of his interest on to the coaches including Bobby Bentley, a former coach at Byrnes.
And Foster feels the USC defense provides him with a great opportunity to play in the SEC.
“I mean, I fit the scheme good since they usually have 3 or 4 DBs on the field at once,” Foster said.
Foster was named the Big South Freshman of the Year this season after totalling 45 tackles and 5 interceptions. He also was a standout at Byrnes High School and a member of the 2015 Shrine Bowl team.