Prep Zone: Graham-Kapowsin OT Foster Sarell

KING 5's Chris Egan reports.

Foster Sarell is the No. 1 offensive line recruit in the country.

He's 6-foot-7, 310 pounds, but Graham-Kapowsin’s Sarell is more than just a 5-star football player.

Sarell is the youngest of Ryan and Pam Sarell's two children. He was born on August 28th, 1998, and Ryan had a feeling that day his son was going to be a big boy he weighed 9 ½ pounds at birth, and was long.

“He literally unfolded like a chaise lounge,” Ryan said.

Foster started playing football at the age of eight. He wanted to be a quarterback, but was destined to be on the line.

"I love the idea that you can go out and legally hit someone as hard as you can, and you can impose your will on somebody,” Sarell said.

His teammates say Sarell always pushes 100 percent, always determined to win.

No question Sarell’s size helps him on game day, but his movement and quickness have impressed coaches all over the country.

"Everyone sees the big size, but he's got such great feet,” Graham-Kapowsin head football coach Eric Kurle said. “He's got feet that are really soft, and move real well, and athletic moves side-to-side."

Sarell credits basketball for his speed and footwork. Entering Graham-Kapowin, he was rated as one of the top 20 8th grade basketball players in the country.

Now he has over 25 football scholarship offers from big-name schools like Alabama, Nebraska, Washington, Stanford and Notre Dame.

Academically he's pushed hard too. His parents made a point that grades counted, and honors and Advanced Placement classes were important. He currently has a 3.75 GPA.

"He's not pretentious, he's not arrogant,” said his father Ryan.

At home, Sarell has a goal board that he created several years ago. His athletic goals were to start on Varsity as a 9th grader, go to the U.S. Army All-American game, go to college, be a first round NFL draft pick, and go to the NFL Hall of Fame.

So far, he’s on track to complete three of his five goals.

Earlier this week Sarell was picked to play in the prestigious U.S. Army All-American bowl.

"It's humbling to understand how awesome this privilege is for myself,” Sarell said. “And to go compete with the top high school players in the country is a true honor, and I'm just so blessed for it."

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