B.J. Foster: CI 25 Safety Is An Enforcer In The Secondary

    B.J. Foster recruiting profile features the No. 13 player in the CI 25 for 2018. Foster is an enforcer in the secondary and could be a difference maker for any defense.

    February 15, 2017

    Recruiting profile featuring B.J. Foster, the No. 13 prospect in the inaugural CI 25 recruiting rankings.


    B.J. Foster Recruiting Profile

    CI 25 Overall Ranking: No. 13
    CI 25 Position Ranking: No. 1
    Hometown: Angleton, Texas
    School: Angleton High School
    Position: Safety
    Height: 6’2″
    Weight: 180 lbs

    Playing Style

    B.J. Foster is a typical a Texas defensive back as one can be. He’s an extremely physical safety. Foster won’t hesitate to load up and pop wide receivers if they don’t keep their heads on swivels. He’s solid in run support, but you’ll have to live with missed tackles in exchange for the tone-setting hits he’ll provide.

    The quickness isn’t elite, but the motor is desirable. It seems like Foster is always in a position to make a play, which might be the most important part of his game. He has solid ball skills and will make plays on it if it’s tipped up into the air. He could quickly evolve into an all-around, playmaking safety at the next level. He’d fit right in with the Longhorns in Austin, which is fitting considering he has a little bit of Earl Thomas to his game. Although, a better player comparison would be Harrison Smith. And, ironically, Notre Dame would also serve as a nice fit.

    What They’re Saying

    “He has great height as a defensive back and is rangy … he could be a tremendous deep safety, but he also has the ability to lock down receivers with his one-on-one coverage skills.” – Scout

    “A true 5-star, Foster is your ideal safety. He’s instinctive and a ball hawk. He has great size, and … makes receivers aware of where they are when they come across the middle.” – Texas HS Football

    Recruitment Details

    Status: Uncommitted
    Notable Offers: LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Stanford, TCU and Texas

    Recruiting Overview

    With the way Ohio State just walked right through the front doors of the Lone Star State and pulled both Jeffrey Okudah and Baron Browning away, you have to keep an eye on the Buckeyes here. Urban Meyer will certainly keep tabs on Foster as the cycle progresses, and Ohio State will remain a contender until the very end.

    However, now that the Longhorns have Tom Herman running the show, Texas could separate itself as the clear-cut favorite. Florida put an offer on the table, and with the fact the Gators have Kyle Trask and Donovan Stiner could help them, as both are Texas natives. But it’s still going to be an uphill battle against the Longhorns. LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame and TCU will all make runs at him as well.

    Photo courtesy of Scout.com

    MORE: CI 25 – Ranking The Top 25 Recruits For 2018

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