Anne Arundel County Quarterback Commitments: Austin Slye & David Foust
During the month of March there was a plethora of news and announcements by recruits from at different stages of the recruiting process. From players announcing new college offers to prospects committing to the colleges they wish to continue their football careers with. Anne Arundel County saw two of its more talented Quarterback prospects officially […]
During the month of March there was a plethora of news and announcements by recruits from at different stages of the recruiting process. From players announcing new college offers to prospects committing to the colleges they wish to continue their football careers with. Anne Arundel County saw two of its more talented Quarterback prospects officially commit to college programs. QB’s Austin Slye and David Foust both officially announced this past March where they will be attending school to further their football aspirations. Big news for two young players less than a year removed from finishing up high school. This piece will look to present the schools Austin Slye and David Foust chose to attend. While detailing each quarterback’s skillset that they will bring to their new program.
The first of the two QB’s to mention is former South River High School signal caller David Foust. The 6’4” 170 lbs. QB officially announced him commitment on March 16th to the University of Maryland. Foust decided on Maryland to continue his football career who he announced was his first D1 offer in November. He also was invited and participated in the Big 33 showcase as part of team Maryland. Foust is deciding to stay close to home and accept his Preferred Walk On Offer from the Terrapins. Maryland is getting a real talent with still plenty of untapped potential at the QB position. The potential shown through the most his senior year at South River where he finished his career with his best overall season. Foust completed 63% of his passes, while posting 2,781 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, and just 4 interceptions. His teams record improved each year with him as the starter as well. Especially jumping from a 7-5 record his junior year to a 10-1 record his senior season. Showcasing with Foust as the full-time starter South River saw its most success, they have enjoyed the past few years. As Foust transitions now into preparing to become a collegiate athlete he brings many skills to the position that Maryland will find exciting to develop. Foust possess a big arm able to make deep throws and throws outside the numbers because of this arm strength. His size and height provide him good sightlines to scan coverages across the field. As well as, he got better as time went on at South River at manipulating the pocket. With Foust raw tools and capacity to learn the game he should be a welcomed addition to the University of Maryland football team.
The other QB to discuss is former Arundel High School QB Austin Slye. Slye announced on March 31st that he will be committing to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. This 5’11” 170 lbs. QB showed quality skills in his time with Arundel High School leading them to a winning record each year. With Arundel going 9-2 and 8-4 his last two seasons as the starting QB. He put forth some of his best performances against his best competition in his league. Whether it be positing 5 total touchdowns against Broadneck his junior year. Or rallying his team his past senior season to upset undefeated South River in the postseason. Posting a 15 for 23 passing line, totaling 254 yards and 2 touchdowns along with 2 two-point conversions in a 47-34 win. Slye when the lights were on provided his best efforts and led his team to success. In terms of the skillset he brings to the position there are three things he does very well. The first being he is very strong in short to intermediate throws. Throwing them on time and accurately to give his receivers a chance to run after the catch. Slye also displayed good athleticism as a runner, showcasing his escape ability constantly when plays broke down. As well as, using his legs to extend plays and pick up key first down when the situation called for it. The final skill he displayed often at the position was his ability to rebound and learn from a mistake. Whether it was a missed throw, or untimely turnover Slye always seemed to bounce back in a major way. Never making the same mistake twice and always finding a way to make up for his mistake later in a game to aid a winning cause. Saint Vincent College is getting a talented QB that still has a lot he wants to prove at the position. A hard worker and a player who will lead this program with his play on the field.
University of Maryland and Saint Vincent College are getting two of the better QB’s out of the Anne Arundel and DMV area. Players that will quickly make a name for themselves at the college level. Continuing to help both programs find a winning formula at the college level once each gets their opportunity.