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Nation’s No. 1 S BJ Foster sets to announce decision Monday

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The key Texas target could help the ‘Horns gain recruiting momentum in the Houston area.

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On Monday, one of the top high school football recruits in the state of Texas will officially be committed to the school of his choice, as Angleton safety BJ Foster and key Texas Longhorns target will make his decision just after 2:00 p.m. CT:

As indicated by the emojis in the tweet, Foster’s current final five are Texas, LSU, TCU, Ohio State, and Michigan.

The 6’1, 188-pounder has ties to the Longhorns program because of his connection to another Angleton product, former Texas defensive back Quandre Diggs. He’s also close with quality control assistant Michael Huff, the former Thorpe Award winner who went on to a successful NFL career before returning to Austin.

When combined with Foster’s interest in what head coach Tom Herman is building based on three visits to the 40 Acres this year — for the February Junior Day, the Orange-White game, and during the state track meet — the forecast for Texas with Foster currently features a high level of optimism.

In fact, the ‘Horns currently hold all 20 predictions in Foster’s 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, so the industry is in unanimous agreement about his likely destination.

Ranked as the No. 16 player nationally, the No. 1 safety, and the No. 2 player in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Foster is arguably the best player in the state. However, after only playing in five games as a junior due to injuries, Houston Lamar cornerback Anthony Cook assumed that title.

With a strong senior season, Foster could once again state his case to move past Cook once again.

And the combination of Foster and Cibole Steele safety Caden Sterns, who recently flipped from LSU and is ranked as the No. 4 safety nationally, would be a remarkable one for the 2018 recruiting class — that was the dream scenario entering this cycle.

Foster also has ties to the Houston-area group of prospects that includes many of the top players in the state, so an early summer commitment from the Angleton star could help further bolster the overall momentum gained during the April flurry of pledges.

Not to mention hold the potential for jump starting momentum in the state’s critical battleground, as the results in the Houston area will define whether this class can be merely good or achieve greatness.

With three pledges in the last week closing the gap with the Tigers for the No. 4-ranked recruiting class, the ‘Horns are surging.

And things are just going to keep getting better on Monday.