Jesuit tight end Foster Moreau (6-foot-5, 245-pound senior) has 10 receptions for 132 yards and three touchdowns this season for the Blue Jays (2-1), ranked No. 6 in The New Orleans Advocate’s Large School rankings.
The Blue Jays travel out of state on Friday to play Pensacola (Florida)
What’s the latest on your recruiting?
I haven’t committed yet. I’m just focusing on Jesuit football. There are a couple places I am looking. I have offers from all of the Louisiana schools except LSU. (I have offers from) ULL, ULM, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Northwestern State and Nicholls State. And I have offers from Mississippi State, Central Arkansas, Air Force, Cornell, and Jacksonville State.
You made a spectacular one-handed catch two weeks ago against St. Paul’s. What happened on that play?
I received about 50 inbox messages with that picture the next day. I thought the throw was going to be on the money at first, but it was really high. I just went up and grabbed it with one hand and pulled it in. I was coming down and twisted my body in the air to get in the end zone.
Best catch you ever made?
It’s up there. I had a one-handed one with my left hand against Rummel last year and ran about 70 yards.
How did you learn to catch like that?
I work on my hands a lot. When I’m walking to class, I have a football in my hands and I’m doing one-handed drills.
Who is your favorite athlete?
It used to be Randy Moss back in the day. Now it would have to be Jason Whitten.
Who is your favorite NFL team?
I’m a New Orleans boy, so I have to say the Saints. I also like the Eagles a little because of the Chip Kelly offense.
Favorite sports movie?
If you could have one player from New Orleans area as a teammate, who would it be?
I like the 10 guys I play with on offense and the 11 we have on defense. The Newman running back (Kendall Bussey) is good. But I would probably say (lineman) Willie Allen at Curtis. You could run the ball behind him for miles.
What was it like moving from Baton Rouge to New Orleans going into your eighth grade year?
It was a big adjustment because nobody knew me. I had to prove myself. I played defensive end. The first play I made a tackle for a 3-yard loss. The second play I ended up breaking a bone in my leg and missing the rest of the season.
What’s your nickname?
Fof. My little sister used to call me Foffy, then it got shortened to just Fof. Now some people call me Big Fof.
Are you better at football or basketball?
I’m pretty good at basketball, but I’m better at football. There aren’t any 6-5 centers in the NBA. I like the physicality of football and I like the brotherhood of it.
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