foreman to join team Saturday

Incoming Longhorns freshman running back D’Onta Foreman will join the program on Saturday, he tells

Foreman, the No. 68 RB in the class of 2014, has completed an online course he needed to complete and make an A in to bump up his grade-point average after some confusion with the NCAA Clearinghouse.

“When I was in high school my freshman year I didn’t do to well,” Foreman said. “By the time I got to my senior year I was off by like a tenth of a point. I had a 2.3 and need a 2.4 GPA at the end of the year.

“I actually took some online classes before the end of the school year to help my GPA. But when I turned it in to the NCAA they wouldn’t accept the online classes that we did at my school. So I had to find another route. They told me I could take a class at a community college, so I did and I got an A.”

Foreman took a federal government class at College of the Mainland and got the A he was hoping for.

“They told me I needed to make an A and I made a 95,” he said.

Now that his schoolwork is out of the way he is hoping to make the type of splash his brother, fellow freshman Armanti Foreman, has made in the two weeks of fall camp.

The Longhorns could sure use him to add some much needed depth at RB. It’s a position that is headlined by two of the top backs in the country in Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray. But they’ve both dealt with injuries at UT just as freshman Duke Catalon is experiencing now (hamstring).

Texas is also without would-be senior Joe Bergeron, who was dismissed from the team prior to the start of fall camp for failing to comply with team rules.

Foreman has watched it all play out from Texas City, Texas, but he’s eager to get down to Austin and make a name for himself.

“It’s been tough, really,” he said. “I want to be a part of everything. I just have been waiting for the process to end with this result, and have been praying that this would all come to an end. I just want to get there and be with my fellow teammates.”

Foreman, who is 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds right now, the same weight he played at his senior season, said he understands that he’ll have to hit the ground running when he gets to camp.

“That’s my whole mentality,” he said. “I want to go out there and show them that I want to work and will put in just as much work as they have. I know I am going to have to work harder to match their intensity. I have to go out there focused and do what I can to help the team.”

D'Onta Foreman is ready to join the team.

The opportunity for playing time is there when you look at the lack of bodies – healthy or otherwise - at the position, and consider that RB coach Tommie Robinson loves to play multiple backs a game.

“I just want to do anything I can to play, anything I can do to help the team out,” he said. “I am just going to do what I can to help. I know I haven’t been up there but my mindset this whole time has been to match my brother’s intensity because he’s had a nice camp.”

Armanti Foreman has been the talk of camp so far. He’s told his D’Onta what to expect.

“He told me that the coaches don’t play, that you have to be on you’re a game and just make yourself known,” he said.

D’Onta thinks he’ll be able to do just that with the work he’s put in on his own.

“I’ve been working out hard. I’ve been running, doing drills,” he said. “I’m sure I will do some things down there that will get me winded but I shouldn’t be too bad. I’ve worked hard here. I work out for at least a hard hour a day.”

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