Recruiting: Foster Checks Out OSU Practice

An interested observer at the Cowboys' lengthy scrimmage on Wednesday was Guthrie All-State wide receiver Donte' Foster. The 6-3, 178-pound Foster was looking bigger than he looked during basketball season and he admitted that he is spending more time these days in the weight room. He confirmed the reason why is he has decided to walk-on in football at Oklahoma State.

"I've always wanted to go to Oklahoma State," said Foster. "This is everything to me to come here and play for the Cowboys. It is what I've wanted to do. I think I can help out with the numbers they have at wide receiver and losing some guys. I feel like I can come here and make a great impact on the team at that position."

Just a few weeks ago Foster led the Blue Jays to their second consecutive state basketball championship. He scored 21 points and had 10 rebounds in the title win over Tulsa Edison. A year ago he hit the game-winning shot in the championship game. This season Foster averaged 16.3 points per game and he confirmed that he had basketball scholarship offers from Mercer and Weber State.

In football, Foster was a big part of Guthrie's 2007 5A state championship team in catching 29 passes for 470 yards and 11 touchdowns. This past season he opened the season in a TV game against defending 4A champ Bishop McGuinness by making one of the most acrobatic catches in Oklahoma high school history.

He went on to lead Class 5A in receiving with 51 receptions for 938 yards and 14 touchdowns. He was All-State in The OKlahoman, The Tulsa World, and Oklahoma Coaches Association. He had football scholarship offers from Rice, New Mexico, and Ohio.

He actually earned All-State honors in both sports and has a choice when it comes to All-State week.

"I think I will play All-State basketball (in July)," said Foster, laughing when reminded that after a summer of lifting for football he will be much bigger and could play a pretty physical brand of basketball.

"I know I am going to play in the Oil Bowl. I'm going to be spending a lot of time in the weight room and that is what I am doing right now, training to play football here. I feel like I can be a contributor. Football is the sport I think I can help out in the most."

He added he will not shut the door to basketball when asked if he would ever contact Travis Ford. "I'm not sure about that," said Foster of basketball at OSU. "I want to get myself established in football first. As far as basketball, you never know."

Foster is an excellent student who was offered scholarships in football to New Mexico, Ohio, and prestigious private school Rice. As his head coach at Guthrie Rafe Watkins said, "OSU is getting a steal, a huge steal."

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