Foster enjoys combine experience

There is only one 2014 player from the state of Nebraska to pull in a DI offer so far and that is Lincoln (Nebr.) Southeast offensive guard D.J. Foster. Foster made his way down to San Antonio last week to measure himself against the other top talent in the nation. How did he do?

D.J. Foster is a standout 2014 prospect from Lincoln (Nebr.) Southeast and he is holding a Nebraska offer. The senior to be headed down to San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American combine to see how he stacked up.

"We did some things on Thursday night," Foster said. "I measured in at 6-foot-3 and 314-pounds. I didn't do the bench press that night. It was optional to do or not."

One complaint that was heard loud and clear about the combine was the 40-yard times. There weren't a lot of great times and were slow overall. Foster said that he ran faster than the average on the offensive line and slipped in another drill.

"The 40-yard dash times were slow all day long. I got a 5.7 and that was my fastest time. It was crazy how slow they were. The average time for offensive line was 5.8 so I was a little faster than that. I don't know why we were all so slow. My agility time was a 5.4 with a slip."

Station drills were cut back too when it comes to time which limited the opportunities for players to get one on one reps. Foster said that he tried to get up front as much as possible, but said he only got a handful of reps.

"We didn't get a lot of reps maybe only four or five. I was trying to get to the front to do more. They cut down the station time. I thought that I did well. I don't think that I lost any of the one on ones. I had one where he cut across my face, but the coaches called it."

Despite the slow 40 times and the limited reps for one on ones it was still a good experience according to Foster. Foster said that it was good to get a chance to compare his abilities to other players nationally.

"It was a great experience, definitely. It was great to be around all of the other top players and see how I compared to them. That made me feel pretty good to see all of the other kids."

Foster says that it's time to get back to work. He says that he's always interested in becoming a better pass blocker. He is also looking at becoming a better run-blocker if he could find some help to work with him.

"I am always going to be working on passing protection. You can work on body placement and hand placement. I am going to ask around to see if I can get some help with some run-blocking too."

The time for junior days and spring games is already around the corner, but Foster says that he doesn't have any plans. He said that he was sure that he would get invited to Lincoln and would attend. Foster says that he's hoping for some opportunities to pop up.

"I don't have anything set up for junior days yet. I am sure that I will get an invite from Nebraska and hopefully some things come up and I get asked to attend some others. As of right now I don't know what I am doing."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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