Foster talks Nebraska

Big Red Report
Posted Apr 10, 2012


It says a lot when you aren’t even a junior technically and you get your first Division I offer to play football. It means even more when it’s the in-state school and that in-state school is Nebraska. What does this junior to be think about the Nebraska offer?

There is only one offer on the table from Nebraska to 2013 players so extending an offer to a 2014, in-state player was a little unexpected. D.J. Foster from Lincoln (Nebr.) Southeast says he got the offer from Nebraska today.

“I got the Nebraska offer today,” Foster said. “It’s my first offer and I think that it’s an exciting thing. I think that it’s a step up and I am going to have to have to start working harder since I have a shot to go DI. I have something to work for.”

While getting the opportunity to play DI is big the fact that it’s at Nebraska carries with it some additional value. He’s not originally from Nebraska, but his brother and friends are there and on the team.

“It means a ton. My brother is going there and I have friends like Sam Cotton that will be there. I like how the people are at the school. It’s something that stands out to me about the school.”

This was something that Foster wasn’t expecting, but he knew that his sophomore year was a good one. Again it seems that the offer is also incentive to keep working.

“That made me really excited. It was kind of a surprise to me, but looking back on my year I felt like I had a good year. It’s great knowing that I can already go somewhere. I am not done working though.”

The offer to Nebraska is very new and there are some details that he’s not sure about like which position is he being recruited to play? D.J. says that it doesn’t matter because he is comfortable playing either position in college.

“I don’t know. I think offense, but it doesn’t matter to me because I like both sides of the ball. On offense I think I am aggressive. I am like a defensive player on offense. I like the contact and hitting people. I am pretty quick off of the ball too.

“On defense I think that I have pretty good technique and I have pretty good moves. I think that I have pretty good feet for as big as I am and again I am aggressive. I play more three-technique now and probably project there in college.”

Foster is going to be busy over the next couple of months. He has combines and camps planned at various colleges. He’s going to be making the rounds.

“I have some combines coming up. I have one on the 20th, the 22nd, the Nike training camp on the 1st, the Nebraska camp, Oklahoma State camp, Alabama camp and I am ending up at the Wisconsin camp.”

With the first offer under his belt there isn’t a lot of thought about pulling the trigger early on a commitment to the first school to offer him. In fact, he’s thinking that this is going to go into his senior year.

“I don’t know if I am going to commit early. I want to get the feel of being recruited. I think that I am going to wait until my senior year to see where I am going to go.”

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
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