It won’t be long before five-star safety BJ Foster can get back to doing what he does best—playing football.
Playing may not be the right word there. Dominating seems a bit more fitting.
The elite Angleton product’s junior season was cut short due to an MCL injury that has since sidelined him as he recovered and rehabbed. Foster missed spring football and will have to watch from the sidelines during the 7-on-7 circuit, but he’s certainly progressing and sees his current limitations as simply cautionary.
“Right now, they don’t want me doing 7-on-7 because they don’t want me to re-tweak it before the season starts,” Foster said. “I’m just chilling right now and rehabbing with the ladder and cutting drills and all that.”
If it were up to Foster, though, he’d be doing much more than ladder drills at this point. He’s ready to put the pads and helmet on and get back onto the field.
“I think I’m fine right now but they’re taking it slow. But I’m ready to get back out there and be with the team again,” Foster added. “Right now I can’t do any team activities because they don’t want me to get hurt, but I think I’m fine.”
Once Foster is finally able to get back onto the field, his hope is to come back better than ever, especially as many more eyes will be watching to see if he’s the same explosive, dynamic talent he was pre-injury.
“This year, coach wants me to improve and get better,” Foster said. “People look at how you come back off of injuries and how you rebuild your team and lift your team up and just play hard, but I’m looking to improve very much.”
At this point in his career, regardless of the MCL injury, Foster is already nothing short of a supreme athlete and leaves very little to be desired in regards to the necessary progression before he steps on a college campus.
After previously clocking a 4.52 40-yard dash, Foster did note that he’ll be working towards improving his speed throughout his senior season.
“I just want to work on getting faster.”
Considering he’s the top-ranked safety prospect in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, the fact that Foster struggles to point out specific areas of his game that need improvement, aside from his speed, isn’t too surprising.
Within a few minutes of speaking with Foster, it’s clear he just wants to play football so it’s also not too surprising how little the elite prospect cares about his national ranking and all of the extra glamour that goes into being a coveted recruit. He’ll announce his commitment on June 5th.
“I don’t really care about none of that stuff. I just want to play football.”
Speaking of being a coveted recruit, Foster has no shortage of programs that are highly interested in his services. To date, Foster holds 26 total offers, but he’s down to a final five consisting of Texas, TCU, Ohio State, LSU and Michigan.
Many in the know agree that his recruitment is now essentially a one-horse race and when asked if Texas is, in fact, the heavy favorite at this point, Foster agreed.
A two-way athlete as a running back and safety, Foster said he’ll play wherever the coach wants him at the next level, whether it’s at Texas or another program, and described his game as,
“very aggressive. I’m a playmaker and I make highlight plays.”
While it won’t be long before Foster is making highlight plays at an elite college level, he’s got one final season at Angleton remaining and only one thing left on his high school checklist.
“The team has yet to get a state championship,” Foster said. “That’s about the only thing I can think of.”
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