2017 L.A. Valley OL David Foust Jr. grabbed his third D-1 offer recently

2017 L.A. Valley OL David Foust Jr. (6-5, 260) hauled in an offer from Central Florida recently and he updated JCFootball.com on how early recruiting is progressing and what he's been focused on this offseason...

"I just got an offer from UCF," Foust Jr. said. "I talked to coach (Ryan) Held a few times and he said that he was coming out to see me. On Wednesday last week, I met him with all of my coaches and it was brief but 45 minutes later he called and offered me."

In addition to his offer from UCF, Foust Jr. also has offers from Georgia State and Southern as well as a handful of D2 schools and he's been hearing from several other programs as well.

"Cal, Texas Tech, Illinois, Ball State and the Charlotte have all made contact with me, but none of them have offered yet," Foust Jr. noted.

As a freshman with Valley last season, Foust Jr. played right tackle, but this offseason he's made the move to the left side and he'll handle the "blind side" duties this fall.

"I love pass-blocking," Foust Jr. said. "I have long arms and my quick feet help me to be a good pass-blocker but I also have a good understanding of what it's like to be a defensive lineman because I used to play on that side of the ball.

"I usually know what they are going to try before they try it.

"This offseason, I've been working on improving my run-blocking first and secondly I'm working on securing some mental toughness so that when I make a mistake I can have the mindset to go out and do better the next play."

As a prep, Foust Jr. was a standout as both a tight end and a defensive end at Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. 

"I put football on the back-burner after high school, but then I figured out how much I missed it," Foust Jr. recalled. "I originally came out (to Los Angeles) to play for Pierce, but I didn't like it there, so I started to look around and I really liked what they were building here and the organization of the coaches here. 

"It was a great fit for me."

Foust Jr. is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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