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Bear Insider Video: Foskey & To'oto'o Talk All-American Bowl, Recruiting

January 6, 2019

It’s not often that the Bay Area is represented in great measure at the prestigious All-American Bowl (formerly US Army All-American Bowl) in San Antonio in any given season but this season saw four Bay Area products named to the annual classic, including San Ramon Valley LB Tristan Sinclair, Bishop O’Dowd RB Austin Jones and De La Salle DE Isaiah Foskey and LB Henry To’oto’o.

The chance to attend together was particularly special for the fellow Spartans, who both were early targets of the Bears and who are still in the running for the dynamic duo.

"Once he got here, it was so fun," said Foskey. "It was great to have him here.

"It's been amazing. Hanging out with the players, the fans and the media. I made some lifelong friends here."

Foskey and To’oto’o postgame with Bay Area fans

In the past couple months, Foskey’s trimmed his long list of impressive offers to a current Top 5.

“I have a top five of Cal, Washington, Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State," said Foskey. "I've taken two officials so far to Penn State and Notre Dame."

For his final visits, Foskey plans officials to Ohio State, Michigan and either Cal or Washington. He plans to make that call in the next week or two, noting that he's already been to Washington as well as Cal's proximity.

As for his relationship with Cal:

""It's been pretty good," said Foskey. "I've been talking to multiple position group (coaches), including tight end. I wasn't going there as a tight end but I've also been talking to the defensive line coach and defensive coordinator there and Coach (Burl) Toler, the running backs coach. So I have a good relationship with a lot of people there."

To’oto’o didn’t have the chance to participate in the game while still recovering from a fractured foot he played on in the state championship loss to St. John Bosco last month. He’s currently in a boot but walking without a limp as he continues the healing process.

"It's going even better than I thought it would be, so everythings's going fast," said To'oto'o. "Hopefully I'll be back soon but I don't want to rush it too much."

Having the chance to hang out with his teammate Foskey the last three days after his late arrival with Sinclair, who was also out with an injury, made the trip especially meaningful for To’oto’o.

"Being able to come in here with someone I know and be a part of everything's been great," said To'oto'o.

On the recruiting trail, the talented linebacker, who also played fullback for De La Salle, is in a similar situation as Foskey, with two official visits taken and three more to go before both plan to announce on signing day February 6.

"I took my two officials so far to Washington and Utah," said To'oto'o. "I'm planning on going to Tennessee and Alabama in the next few weeks then the last one I don't know yet."

Is Cal still in the mix?

"A little bit," said To'oto'o. "I just got off the phone with them and told them what I'm focusing on and I'll still be able to continue to talk with them."

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