B.J. Foster, nation’s top 2018 safety, surprised by his status, in no hurry to commit


The 2018 recruiting class features numerous big-time athletes and playmakers, and among those at the top of that list is five-star safety B.J. Foster.

“Right now, I’m just going off by what I know,” Foster told GN about where his mindset is in the recruiting process. “When I look at the schools, I’m looking at the facilities and how they did with the DBs, as far as how they produce DBs in the league and how they train them.”

Foster (6 feet 1, 188 pounds), from Angleton (Texas) High, is the top safety prospect nationally and a top-15 overall recruit in the class of 2018.

“I never thought this would happen,” said Foster, who only played five games in 2016 because of a MCL injury. “When I was growing up, I didn’t even think about football. But now this is amazing and I can’t believe it.”

Foster has offers from all over the country, including LSU, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Texas.

Foster said a “relationship with the coaches and playing time” are important to him in choosing a school. “I’m trying to get there and make an impact as soon as I get there.”

Being from Texas, the in-state schools are putting the full-court press on Foster.

“Yeah, they’re coming after me pretty hard, but I’m still keeping my recruitment open to all the other schools around,” he said.

Foster described his game as aggressive but disciplined.

“I’m the more aggressive type of safety, but I know how to control myself,” Foster said. “I know how to stay disciplined in my calls and what I’m supposed to be doing on defense and where I’m supposed to be on the field.”

Foster has no intention of announcing any college decision for a while.

“I’m going to let it play out for a while and probably make my announcement at the Under Armour All-American Game,” he said.

We know about Foster the player. What about Foster the person?

“I’m a high-character kid,” he said. “I don’t let this big stuff get to my head. I stay humble and I like to think I’m fun to be around.”

(You can follow Ryan Green on Twitter @RyanGreenGN)

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