Big 12 offensive players beware.
Highly-touted safeties BJ Foster and DeMarvion Overshown are headed to Austin and ready to deliver some crushing hits for the Texas Longhorns.
The skill sets of the two Lone Star State products were on full display in Orlando on Thursday evening in the 2018 Under Armour All-America game. During the contest, Foster and Overshown delivered the biggest strikes of the night.
In fact, it didn’t even take one minute of game action for Foster to make himself known, forcing a fumble from his deep safety position:
Note that Foster wasn’t just delivering a big blow with his shoulder on this play — it’s a perfect form tackle that surely had defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and safeties coach Craig Naivar nodding in approval.
Late in the game, Foster showed his range against the pass, once again coming from the middle of the field to deliver a crushing blow:
One of the most remarkable aspects of that play? How Foster got there just in time to dislodge the football. Not a split second too early nor a split second too late. Perfectly timed.
Let’s check out another angle:
Besides the big hits, Foster also had an interception in the game, though he fumbled at the end of his return when he failed to protect the football.
Foster wasn’t the only signee who showed out on Thursday evening, though, as Arp standout DeMarvion Overshown also demonstrated the striking ability that led Texas to become his second offer after UTSA.
When Team Spotlight quarterback Jack West tried to take the edge in the red zone, he appeared to think that he had a chance at scoring a touchdown. Then he realized that a heat-seeking missile was headed right for him and decided to bail on the attempt. It was a wise move:
Another Texas signee making plays. This time it's safety DeMarvion Overshown. pic.twitter.com/R0AD7aKgEV— Ryan Bridges (@RyanBridgesCFB) January 5, 2018
Late in the game, Overshown once again ranged towards the sideline to thwart another touchdown:
Seeing both players make big-time physical plays against some of the top players in the country wasn’t necessary to feel optimistic about Foster and Overshown specifically, and the elite Texas defensive back class in general, but it certainly solidified those beliefs.
The most remarkable thing may be just how much upside the two players possess — Foster suffered an injury as a junior that cost him reps and spent a great deal of time at running back, while Overshown will only continue to develop physically in a way that will make him more imposing.
DBU coming back to Austin, y’all.