Newton’s Gabe Foster Picks Up Offer From McNeese State
For the second time in a week, the McNeese State Cowboys extended an offer to a member of Newton's 2016 class.
Eagles running back/defensive back Gabe Foster was offered by McNeese State, he announced via Twitter on Saturday afternoon. It comes three days after Foster's teammate, linebacker Tanner Holmes, was also offered by the Division I FCS program.
Foster (6-2, 180) starred on both sides of the ball in 2014 for Newton, which reached the Class 3A Division II state title game. He had 91 carries for 586 yards and 14 touchdowns on offense, and added 66 tackles and an interception on the defensive side.
McNeese State, which competes in the Southland Conference, has been no stranger to the Newton program in recent years. The Cowboys signed former Eagles linebacker Anthony Hadnot in 2013 and defensive back Calum Foster earlier this month.
The Cowboys, who are coached by Matt Viator, were 6-5 overall and 4-4 in league play last season.
Newton will suffer several key losses to graduation, but will bring back a solid nucleus in 2015, including Gabe Foster, running back Jaron Hanks, center Hunter Flanigan, Holmes, and safety Blake Kelley.