The Texas Longhorns hold verbal commitments from seven players for the class of 2018. The latest to pledge his services to the University of Texas was kicker Cameron Dicker. He joins fellow Longhorns Ron Tatum III, Reese Moore, Cameron Rising, Casey Thompson, Byron Hobbs and Justin Watkins.
The Longhorns check in at No 14 in the country in the latest Scout.com team rankings and No 23 at 3.43 average star ranking per player. Texas fans can expect that number to increase as we inch closer to February. Coach Herman and the rest of the staff are in a good position to land some of the finest football players the nation has to offer including safety B.J. Foster.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Foster checks in from Angleton (Texas) Angleton High School as the No 1 Safety prospect in the land. He holds offers from LSU Tigers, Michigan Wolverines, Ohio State Buckeyes, Stanford Cardinal and Texas Longhorns. The four-star standout has visited Texas multiple times and will continue to show up in Austin throughout the season.
This is a big year for defensive backs in the state of Texas. The Longhorns are actively recruiting ten safety/cornerbacks currently including Anthony Cook, B.J. Foster, D’Shawn Jamison, Jalen Green and Demarvion Overshown to name a few. Foster is the top player in the defensive backfield regardless of position in my opinion. He is the one player Tom Herman, and the staff must not let get away. Fortunately for Longhorn fans, he is the player I believe that stands the greatest chance of landing in the class eight months from now. Herman and crew have done a great job recruiting Foster explaining exactly how he would fit into the program while continuing to build strong relationships with him. Recruiting is a marathon, not a sprint and patience always pays off in the end, well not always but you get the point.
Foster will play in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game.
2016: In an injury-shortened junior season Foster racked up over 600 yards of offense and scored 11 touchdowns.
2015: As a sophomore, Foster ran for 1,032 yards and 16 touchdowns on 10.0 yards per carry. He also caught 11 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 20.0 yards per reception. Foster picked off two passes on defense.
Foster is a force on both sides of the football, and he could be an explosive offensive weapon or a dominating defensive presence once he arrives n the college scene. As an offensive player, he can gash defenses as a running back and cash in long plays. He has great top end speed. His most upside could very well be on the defensive side of the football. He has great height as a defensive back and is rangy. His frame will fill out in time, and he could be a tremendous deep safety, but he also can lock down receivers with his one-on-one coverage skills. - Greg Powers