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– BJ Foster: With Caden Sterns committed, I’ve been asked by a lot of people if that hurts Texas’ chances with 5-star S BJ Foster. And from what I’ve been able to gather, the answer is no. Both Foster and Sterns are very versatile and can play all over the field, which is a reason both are so highly ranked. Foster is a quiet guy and isn’t all over social media like so many recruits are now of days, and the last time we spoke he told me he wanted to make a commitment before his senior season. That was reiterated to me last night, and was told “it will be before school starts back up.”
Texas is still in the driver’s seat with Foster, but he’s not done taking visits. Outside of Texas the only other school he visited in 2017 is LSU, but I don’t think they’re Texas biggest threat for you. Last night I was told “He plans to take some more visits, don’t know how many. They’ll be up in Ohio this summer.” That leads to my next note that if anyone can pull off the upset vs Texas, it’s Ohio State.
At the end of the day I think Foster stays close to home and picks Texas this summer. He is also an early enrollee, so Texas could have their safeties of the future in BJ Foster and Caden Sterns on campus in January. – (Andrew)
– Jaylen Waddle: Sometimes there are situations that don’t seem to end up working out in recruiting. That seems to have happened with Texas and Episcopal (TX) WR Jaylen Waddle. When Texas landed slot WR from Florida in Justin Watkins, most thought that closed the door on their chances with Waddle. Then Waddle visited Texas and was blown away and they shot up his list. Waddle is one of the most sought after WR’s in the nation, and the fact that he won’t be the lone slot WR seems to have turned Waddle off on Texas among other things. Selling two guys on the same role is another.
Right now we’ve been told that Oklahoma and TCU are the top two schools that are in the best spot to land Waddle. And Texas A&M seems to be making a very hard push for him as they will likely lose their starting slot WR in Christian Kirk to the draft after the 2017 season. While it looks like Texas is out of it with Waddle, they still have Watkins committed who is ranked as a Top 50 player in the nation. I always say things can take a complete 180 in a hurry when it comes to recruiting. – (Andrew)
– 2019 Offers: Texas extended two new 2019 offers yesterday, to Cuero (TX) ATH Jordan Whittington and Pinnacle (AZ) QB Spencer Rattler. I will catch up with both guys this afternoon.