Very little went wrong for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night during their 59-3 throttling of the UTEP Miners, at least in between the lines.
But amid all of the celebration, it appears that a former highly-touted recruit and key contributor may be on his way out of the program, as Orangebloods’ Anwar Richardson reported that Longhorns junior safety B.J. Foster quit the team during the third quarter. Per Richardson’s report, Foster was unhappy with his playing time against UTEP.
Texas junior safety B.J. Foster quit the team during the third quarter of Saturday's victory against UTEP, according to multiple sources. It remains unclear if Foster will have an opportunity to play for Texas again even if he has second thoughts.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) September 13, 2020
A former five-star prospect who ranked as the No. 3 safety in the 2018 class, Foster has started in 14 of his 22 appearances throughout his first two seasons on the Forty Acres, Totaling 80 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions, and six pass breakups.
However, Foster was listed as a second-string option for Texas’ season-opener behind redshirt senior Chris Brown. If Foster has, in fact, quit the team, the next man up per Texas’ initial depth chart is Tyler Owens, a former four-star talent who appeared in all 13 games last season, including one start against TCU. Owens recorded one tackle against UTEP.