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5-star S BJ Foster commits to Texas over Ohio State, TCU, others

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The first five-star pledge of the Tom Herman era is now on board to help lead #RevolUTion18.

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The nation’s top-ranked safety prospect is now a member of the Texas Longhorns recruiting class.

On Monday, Angleton product BJ Foster brought his relatively quiet recruitment to a resounding conclusion in favor of head coach Tom Herman’s program by announcing his commitment to the Texas Longhorns over Ohio State, LSU, Michigan and TCU, his other four finalists.

A statement recruiting victory for Herman and the ‘Horns, along with continuing a surge of recruiting momentum throughout the spring and early summer, Foster’s pledge provides the 2018 Texas class with its centerpiece addition entering a key summer session.

Despite his quiet personality, Foster is well-respected among his peers and other Texas targets throughout the state and in the talent-rich Houston-area. By securing Foster’s commitment, the Longhorns added the kind of talent whose pledge can spark a domino effect and aid in Texas finishing what they’ve started this cycle — winning the city of Houston.

As for now, the addition of Foster to what is shaping up to be a special class gives Texas the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 4-ranked safety prospects in the state, along with Caden Sterns and DeMarvion Overshown.

Furthermore, Foster joins Overshown, Keaontay Ingram and Ayodele Adeoye as recruits to side with Texas within the last week, but unlike any other in the current crop of future ‘Horns (or in the 2017 signing class), Foster is the first five-star commit of the Herman era.

To that end, not only is Foster currently the lone five-star prospect and the headliner of Herman’s 2018 class, but as the nation’s No. 16 player, he’s the highest-ranked Texas pledge since the addition of Malik Jefferson in 2015.

With yet another elite safety prospect on board and in this case, the nation’s premier safety prospect, Texas’ 2018 class currently ranks No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the Big 12.