ANGLETON, TX — “The Revolution has begun.” – BJ Foster
Today, the state’s top rated prospect, Foster, committed to Tom Herman and the RevolUTion18 class of the Longhorns.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound two-way athlete held offers from most of the nation’s best – Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, and TCU were among the many. But being close to home, getting friendly advice from fellow Angleton Wildcats and members of UT’s DBU, Quentin Jammer and Quandre Diggs, and wanting to join the Horns’ Class of 2018 revolution won over the state’s best player.
“I chose Texas because I feel like with the recruits we’re getting, and about to get, we can win a National Championship,” said Foster. “The Revolution has begun and I can’t wait to get started.”
Foster is the definition of a difference maker. He exceled at running back on offense, while also surveying the scene in the Angleton secondary last fall before a knee injury derailed his junior year. Fully healthy now, Foster will attend The Opening at Nike HQs in Beaverton, Oregon on June 28th-July 3rd.
Excerpt from the Recruiting Notebook:
BJ Foster, S – Angleton (2018)
How he fits at Texas: Everyone loves Foster as an athlete. He’s big, physical, and athletic in all of the right ways. He can change direction on a dime (check out his RB film) and he covers a wide range of turf in coverage without much effort. Part of me thinks he should stay at RB since he’s excellent making cuts in the run game and has nice hands as well, but his build and the consensus of schools offering him seem to think his greatest upside is at DB. Right now his safety film is just that of a modern Achilles, he’s both bigger and faster than most everyone else on the field. In the defensive backfield, I think his best fit is at field safety where he can use his range and striking ability to eliminate explosive gains. – IB
Coach says: Wish we could have seen him in action down in Houston, but he’s coming off an ACL injury that made him miss a portion of the season this past year. Foster didn’t have to prove much to me at this juncture anyway, because the film does plenty of talking and the kid is a stud. I got the chance to see Foster in action last summer at The Opening and he was more than holding his own amongst some of the best and the brightest in the country as a sophomore. As long as there aren’t any hiccups with his rehab, I see no reason why Foster won’t be listed as one of the best safeties in the country and he is probably priority No. 1 for Texas if he is talking about shutting it down early.
How this affects Texas: At 6-foot-1, 190, a knee injury derailed Foster’s junior campaign. Thankfully he’s getting closer to 100%. He told me he’ll probably attend The Opening Regional in Dallas in hopes of getting that golden ticket, which he may receive anyway considering he was one of the best DBs in last year’s camp in Oregon as a sophomore. He’ll be in Austin for Junior Day. The key for Texas is keeping his interest until September when the staff/team can show him what he’ll be playing with. Texas has an ‘in’ here with Quandre Diggs. He also doesn’t care for A&M. I already love this kid. – JW
Foster becomes the 12th member of Texas’ 2018 class joining Ayodele Adeoye (Overland, MO), DeMarvion Overshown (Arp), Keaontay Ingram (Carthage), Caden Sterns (Cibolo Steele), Cameron Dicker (Lake Travis), Ron Tatum (Putnam City, OK), Reese Moore (Seminole), Cameron Rising (Newbury Park, CA), Casey Thompson (Southmoore, OK), Byron Hobbs (FW Eastern Hills), and Justin Watkins (Clermont, FL).