In the 2017 signing class, Barry Odom and Missouri brought aboard big offensive lineman Larry Borom, a 6’6, 345-pounder from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The Tigers are now dipping back into the same well: On Monday, Javon Foster, a 6’6, 300-pounder from West Bloomfield (eight miles away from Bloomfield Hills), committed to Mizzou as well.
Excited to announce my Commitment to The ZOU #ShowMe18 pic.twitter.com/6N9Hd0ypbt— Javon Foster (@_ybvon) December 11, 2017
Foster was long committed to Central Michigan, but the rumors of flipping have been floating around for a while. He becomes Mizzou’s second known offensive line commit, joining the mammoth Mike Ruth of Coppell, Tex. (Blue Springs’ Daniel Parker is evidently as adept on the offensive line as the defensive line, but for now it still appears he will be a defender.)
Foster’s highlight film (above) shows someone who is both large and coordinated. He has light feet and good timing. It’s never easy to figure out more than that when looking at large individuals pushing around much smaller individuals in high school, but he passes whatever athleticism thresholds you’re looking for.
Missouri was Fosters’ first power conference offer; he boasted offers from not only CMU, but also nearby teams like Cincinnati and a sampling of MAC schools. He is listed as a low-three-star prospect per the 247Sports Composite.
Granted, we don’t know who his position coach is just yet, but WELCOME, JAVON.