The right time for Foster

When the dust settles after D.J. Foster what it boiled down to was what he really wanted in a school. That school was Nebraska and Foster talks about his commitment to Nebraska on Big Red Weekend.

This weekend provided Lincoln (Nebr.) Southeast offensive lineman, D.J. Foster, the opportunity to really think about his future. Foster says that the decision to commit to Nebraska came down to the relationships with the people already at the school.

"Big Red Weekend allowed me an opportunity to really think about things," Foster said. "I got a chance to sit down and talk to my brother. I thought about what I really wanted in a school.

"It's big for me with my brother there and all of the other players that I already know. It was the people that I know there that made it the right choice."

Foster asked for some space today while the other recruits that were visiting stuck to the tour. It was during that time that Foster had a chance to sort out everything that went into his decision to become a Husker.

"Most of the other players stuck to the tour. They were taken around to see the academic center, saw the campus, got a chance to see the addition to the stadium and all of the other facilities. I was just kind of on my own. I asked the coaches to just give me some time today."

D.J.'s older brother, Trey Foster, is a walk-on tight end at Nebraska. Older brother Trey was with D.J. at a couple of different points today. Southeast teammate and fellow Nebraska commitment Luke Gifford was also with Foster today just like Foster was with Gifford when he committed.

"My brother was there with me at the beginning and at the end. Having Luke with me there today was big. It will be big. It has been big for me to be a teammate of Luke's and he's really pushed me and been a leader. It's been great playing varsity with him at Southeast to be able to do it again at Nebraska."

Foster said that the process got crazy. He thinks back to the day that he picked up three offers in a matter of minutes. He says that he really thought about what a coach told him about the process and that was take it slow, sort it out and when you know where you want to go then take it.

"I really wanted to just take things slow. I wanted to go to a school for the right reasons and when I figured out where I wanted to go I was going to go for it. The craziest part of this whole process though was three offers in 20 minutes from Missouri, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt. That pressure is off of me now."

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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