Recruiting: Foster to fulfill 'dream'

<B>Brandon Foster</B> said Texas had been at the top of his list for a good while, so when he received a scholarship offer from <B>Mack Brown</B> on Saturday, his decision process lasted all of about a millisecond.

"When the opportunity came, I jumped on it," Foster told IT Sunday morning. "It's like a dream for me."

The high school corner, who measured out at 5-7 1/2 and 167 pounds at the College Station Nike camp, attended the June 2-5 camp on the Forty Acres. Foster told the Texas coaches at the time that he wanted to be a Longhorn, and Brown and staff came through with an offer in a phone call Saturday.

Foster said that the Texas coaches were particularly impressed with the footwork he displayed during his camp workouts with DB coach Duane Akina. His 4.38 40 time in Austin surely also played a part.

"I love being a cornerback," said Foster, who played corner all season as well as one game at running back as a junior last fall at Arlington Bowie. "(Football) is my first love. I have a passion to play football."

Foster's skill and passion obviously impressed the UT staff, and the Texas coaches, particularly Akina, made an immediate impact on Foster.

"I loved the coaches," he said. "They're very good coaches, they teach you and it's a family atmosphere. (Akina) is a good hands-on coach. He tells you the positive and also what you need to work on."

Foster also mentioned the weight room and the locker room facilities as highlights of his tour of campus.

Foster said he has "no plans" to attend any other camps or make any other campus visits. He said he also considered Baylor and Oklahoma, "but my main focus was always Texas."

"I'm proud to be a part of the Texas Longhorn family," he added. "This is my childhood dream."

Note: Foster said that the most impressive player that he saw during the early June UT camp was Florida WR/CB Jimmy Sutton, 5-10 1/2, 168, 4.41. The Boca Raton High School athlete is ranked by TheInsiders.com as the seventh-best corner in the country.


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