Cowboys Showing Interest in Arizona Back

While the Oklahoma State Cowboys are in Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl they have taken in many of the sights. But the Cowboys also appear to have paid some attention to the high school talent. Oklahoma State recently signed Gilbert, Ariz. native and Scottsdale Community College tight end Blake Jackson and now have shown interest in standout running back D.J. Foster of Scottsdale (Saguaro), Ariz..

Foster put up monster numbers this season with 234 carries for 3,058 yards and 54 touchdowns. In one game, an early playoff game, he carried 20 times for 508 yards and 10 touchdowns.

"It was the first playoff game and it was crazy one-of-a-kind thing," said Foster, who has reported for practice this week and is playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl for high school standouts to be played Tuesday night, Jan. 3, at Chase Field in downtown Phoenix. "My offensive line was playing great and I just took the ball and kept going. They gave me great holes to run through."

Foster visited Arizona State in September, Nebraska in October, and also visited Oregon and Cal.

In addition to the 3,058 yards rushing yards as a senior, he caught 13 passes for 250 yards and five touchdowns. On defense he had 24 tackles and an interception as a senior.

His junior season, Foster rushed for 1,421 yards and 22 touchdowns along with 43 receptions for 740 yards and four touchdowns in helping his team to the state championship. On defense that season he had 60 tackles and seven interceptions. As a sophomore, Foster had 545 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns, with 31 tackles and an interception on defense.

In addition to the schools he has visited or is consdiering visiting, he also has scholarship offers from the likes of Auburn, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, UCLA, Stanford, and Washington. "I'd be interested in Oklahoma State and I know how good they are, so yes, I would love to be recruited by them, but my fear is it is late in the process," said Foster.

"Right now, I am thinking that I want to stay out west or in California, and Cal is my leader right now. I had a really good visit there. I am scheduled to visit USC on Jan. 13. I do have that one visit left."

Foster is playing for his high school coach John Sanders in the Semper-Fidelis All-American Bowl.

He is a tremendous prospect for sure, but Oklahoma State is on on several running backs including Trey Williams, who has now said he will visit in late January, Donald Brooks, who already visited, and Barry J. Sanders, who is heading to the U.S. Army All-American Game.


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