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First Official Leaves Foster Raving
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro four-star athlete D.J. Foster was one of the coveted recruits in attendance at Sun Devil Stadium on Saturday night to witness Arizona State beat USC in style to end an 11-year drought against the Trojans. "The highlight of the trip was finally getting that win against ‘SC," Foster told Scout.com. "I just thought that was really big. And the way they did it too. There's just a maturity about them and I could tell how much more focused and intense they were than last year. They closed it out this time and it was really good to see that. They stayed focused and played hard for all four quarters; they showed a lot of heart too." The entire weekend left Foster gushing. "It was good, I really had a lot of fun," he reports. "My parents loved it and I had a really good time at the game. I got the campus tour and everything and saw a lot of the business department, which I'm kind of interested in." "My family got to see everything and my mom got to see a good presentation of the education part. That was really good for her to see and it was really important for her. I've already seen a lot of the stuff because I'm down there all the time, but it was really good." The four-star prospect came out of the official visit with more clarity in regards to top schools. "ASU and Oregon are definitely my favorites right now," he reveals. "They're my two biggest ones, so I'm just trying to learn more about Oregon. I know what I need to know about ASU right now; I know how I feel about them and I know how they feel about me." "I just want to take my official to Oregon, learn more about the program and get my perspective on it. My dad took an unofficial to Oregon as a vacation last month and he loved it, so I just want to get down there and see the school, see the campus, and be around them for a weekend." Foster will be in Eugene to watch the Ducks take on ASU on Saturday, October 15th. He will also be in attendance for Nebraska's matchup against Ohio State on October 8th, and is planning an official visit to Washington as well. "I'm not sure yet," Foster says on whether he will use all five of his allotted official visits. "If I come up with my commitment kind of soon, then I may not use the last one. I'm kind of leaning towards hopefully getting it done kind of quicker, maybe early November, late October, but if there's a school that catches my attention between now and then, I may use it." The Oregon visit is one that will be important to Foster, and he knows what he'll be looking for. "Not necessarily the game itself," he says of what will be significant on the trip. "I mean, of course I want ASU to win and stuff, but Oregon is still one of my top schools and I'm definitely looking at them really hard." "So not the game itself, but I just want to learn more about Oregon because I definitely have a lot of interest in them, so I want to try to get to know more about them. My mom and dad will come on that official with me also." Foster says that his parents play a very large role when it comes to helping him make a college decision. "My dad has always put me in the right position with the right coaches, right team and everything," Foster explains. "Their opinions definitely matter a lot to me. If they feel comfortable with the program, it definitely helps me out a lot. At the end of the day, of course it's still my decision what I feel is best for me, but their opinions help me out and keep me focused. They let me know what's real and what's fake, and make sure that I make the right decision at the end of the day." The talented athlete says mom and dad came away from Foster's first official visit impressed. So can he see himself fitting in with the Sun Devils? "I really do; I really do," he repeats. "I have a lot of buddies on the team and even a lot of the new kids that I've met; I've made a lot of friends. I just love it. I love the coaching staff and everything, I enjoy ASU and hopefully I can make a decision soon."
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