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Monday, May 6, 2013
Offers adding up for 2014 RB Foreman

By Sam Khan Jr.

For a while, Texas City (Texas) High School 2014 running back D'Onta Foreman had to exhibit patience.

As his twin brother, ESPN 150 receiver Armanti Foreman, saw big-time offer after big-time offer roll in, D'Onta continued to work in hopes that his time would come.

Illinois became the first to offer a scholarship to D'Onta back in April, and now he is up to three offers. Houston and Washington State have also joined the pack and others are continuing to show interest.

"I really like it," Foreman said. "I've just been putting in hard work, getting myself up in the classroom and working harder. It's nice when you get offered. I've been waiting on it. People have offered my brother and I was just being patient, waiting until I got mine. I've got three now, so I hope more come, maybe some bigger schools so me and my brother can play together. As of right now, it's going good."

Armanti Foreman, a former Oklahoma commit, is the No. 115 player in the ESPN 150 and has offers from the likes of Florida, Kansas State, Michigan State, Texas and Texas A&M, to name a few. The twins have stated many times throughout the recruiting process that their ideal scenario is to play together in college.

Their shared dual offers are the three that D'Onta has: Houston, Illinois and Washington State.

D'Onta said Tulsa has shown much interest as of late and could be close to offering as well once the Golden Hurricane evaluate him in person.

The 6-foot, 200-pound running back isn't lacking athleticism. Last month, during a regional track championship meet, D'Onta ran the 200-meter dash in a time of 21.76 seconds. Some schools are evaluating D'Onta as a linebacker, though the ones that have offered him have done so as a running back.

"Everybody [that has offered me] wants me to play running back right now," Foreman said. "I really want to play running back. I'm not [opposed] to linebacker, either. If I have a nice offer at linebacker with my brother, I don't really mind playing that, either."

D'Onta's most recent trip to a school was when he and his brother took in the Maroon-and-White spring game at Texas A&M. The Aggies have offered Armanti, but not D'Onta.

"It was good," D'Onta said. "I enjoyed the spring game, we got to talk to Coach [Sumlin]. It was nice. They said they'll evaluate me more during the spring also. They were talking to my brother some more as well. But it was cool."

In the coming weeks and months, D'Onta said he'll continue to do what he has been doing: working.

"Just getting in the weight room, trying to improve," he said. "Trying to get better for myself also. I feel like we can make a state run. Just work hard my senior year and try to become one [as a team]."