If you grew up in my neighborhood, every kid had a nickname. Some matched while a hell of a lot of them didn’t. There was the 200 lb. thirteen year old that everyone called “slim” and the two time left back 5th grader who was referred to as “brain”. 2015 Flanagan HS, Florida WR Robert Foy is all about action when he takes to the field for the Falcons so when you hear his nickname “Bam” you can see that 2+2 = 4.
I do not know the origin of Foy’s nickname. I would suspect that he earned it before his days on the gridiron but at this point in time in his football career it suits him. Foy is a well put together 5’10” 190 lb. prospect. Watching him run around on the field, you are going to quickly think “Steve Smith” after the Baltimore Ravens leading pass catcher. Whether Foy is running a precision route to spin a defensive back around or he is navigating his way into traffic to make a tough catch for his team to extend a drive, Bam is a word that may come to mind. If you are a lover of the craft, you will find enjoyment in watching Foy catch the ball with his hands away from his body. It’s a trait that is foreign to many high school level receivers but one that seems to be an after-thought for this senior prospect. Foy’s low center of gravity gets him in and out of his cuts with extreme quickness. He is equally deadly inside as a slot receiver as he is on the outside vs. top cover corners. His strength shows up on film releasing off of the line of scrimmage but even more so blocking downfield for ball carriers. You’ll run back several clips displaying Foy manhandling defenders until they are firmly planted to the turf.
Wide receivers mostly come equipped with the term “diva” but not this guy. Foy is a football player who’s physical nature and ability to get the job done led to him filling in at both tight end and defensive end when the Falcons were hit with injuries. Perhaps filling in was not the correct term. Foy caught touchdown passes from the tight end position and racked up some sacks when called upon to play defensive end. There’s a strong chance he outplayed the person who was originally in those positions. Coming into his senior year, Foy did not have much fanfare. As is often the case, some high school prospects are late bloomers. Foy did not really grow into the physical specimen that he is now until this most recent off season. Colleges are starting to take notice but recruiting is tough for seniors when it gets to December. There’s little doubt however, that the school that eventually ends up landing this solid prospect will continue to learn the true meaning of the word “Bam”.
Author: Chad Wilson
Chad Wilson is a college football recruiting expert and creator of the GridironStudsApp which allows high school football players to gain exposure to college football coaches and fans. Wilson is a former college football player for the University of Miami (92-94) and Long Beach St. (’90-’91) and played briefly for the Seattle Seahawks (’95). He is also a former youth and high school football coach for over 15 years. Wilson’s older son Quincy plays in the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts and his younger son plays cornerback for the University of Florida. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.