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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Watch List OG Foster weighing options

By Damon Sayles

ESPN Watch List offensive guard D.J. Foster (Lincoln, Neb./Southeast) has been laying low in recent weeks, focusing on improving as a player and taking a closer look at the options he currently has.

A player knocking on double-digit offers, Foster said he doesn’t have plans on making an immediate decision regarding his college future. Foster has offers from Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska, among others, and he said other top programs are showing heavy interest.

“I’ll probably make a decision either before the season starts or after the season,” Foster said. “I don’t want to take anything into the season where it might be a distraction. Right now, I’m just trying to take it easy. With the decisions I’ve got, I’m looking at schools and seeing what they are offering academically and athletically.”

Foster said he’s leaning more toward a summer announcement than a winter announcement, but everything depends on what happens with the 6-foot-3, 310-pound lineman during the spring. One school he’s getting quite a bit of information on is Nebraska. His older brother, Trey Foster, is a redshirt freshman tight end for the Cornhuskers, and while Trey is letting his brother make his own decision, he’s speaking very positively about his current school.

“He’s loving it there, and he’s loving everything they’re doing,” Foster said of his brother. “He tells me that the coaches are good people. He likes what’s happening. They’re definitely looking forward to bigger and better things.

“We’ve played together all our years. He’s been informing me about Nebraska, but he wants me to make right pick for myself.”

Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Ohio State and Michigan are among the schools that have shown interest in Foster. Alabama, in particular, is a team to watch, as Foster was born in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He moved to Lincoln when he was 7.

Another school yet to pull the trigger in offering but making a case as a late entry is USC. Foster said the Trojans have been consistent in expressing interest, and the coaching staff is looking into a possible visit to Lincoln in May.

“They’re a great football program,” Foster said of the Trojans. “Being in California, that’ll definitely being a new and different look for me, being raised in Alabama and then coming to Nebraska. It’ll be an experience to see what that’s like.”