Texas Football landed another huge recruit in the 2018 football recruiting class on Monday.
Foster is the first five-star recruit in the 2018 recruiting class. Tom Herman’s first full class also has eight four-star recruits and three three-star recruits.
Foster verbally committing to Texas has now bumped the Longhorns up to the #4 ranking in the 247Sports Team Rankings. Texas jumped LSU and is right on the heels of Penn State for third. Next up are #1 Miami and #2 Ohio State.
If you’re looking for an instant comparison, it’s former Longhorns DB Quandre Diggs, now of the Detroit Lions. Or, Diggs’ older brother, former Longhorns All-American and San Diego Chargers great Quentin Jammer.
Diggs and Jammer also came out of Angleton. Naturally, Q. Diggs was fired up about B.J. Foster heading to Texas to continue the DBU tradition.
Who is B.J. Foster?
B.J. Foster is a difference-maker. He’s an NFL prospect. He’s the type of player who can help lead a team to a National Title.
Foster is the #1 ranked safety in the country and #36 overall in the ESPN 300 rankings. He brings a great combination of height and speed to the football field at 6’1″ and 192 pounds, making versatile in Todd Orlando’s defense.
Texas now has three elite safeties in the 2018 recruiting class. B.J. Foster has joined fellow Texas high school prospects Caden Sterns and DeMarvion Overshown at the safety position.
Tom Herman has also recruited elite linebackers for next year, including Ayodele Adeoye, who announced on Sunday, and Byron Hobbs out of Fort Worth.
Now, can Texas find some big dudes in the trenches?
The Horns landed elite edge rusher Ron Tatum out of Oklahoma, but they need some pure defensive linemen to fill gaps and cause chaos.
On the offensive side of the ball, the Longhorns have one offensive lineman: Reese Moore out of Seminole, Texas.
It’s clear that Texas’ next priority is getting the unheralded linemen in the 2018 recruiting class. That would seal an absolutely terrific first full recruiting class for Tom Herman and Texas Football.