We are right in the thick of recruiting season and what is recruiting season if not Kabuki theatre. Today, we have an opportunity to watch more theatre live when D.J. Foster out of Scottsdale makees his selection. If you don't know a lot about Foster, check this out:
Anyway, we're here to appreciate the incredible season of senior running back D.J. Foster. Does anyone truly realize just what kind of year Foster is having?
He's rushed for 2,391 yards on 158 carries. That's an average of 15.1 yards per carry and 239.1 yards per game. In last week's playoff victory over Peoria Sunrise Mountain, Foster scored 10 touchdowns - seven rushing and three receiving - and ran for 508 yards, crushing the previous single-game record of 477 yards, set by Elfrida Valley Union's Ozzie Anaya in 1985.
To put that into perspective, the Cardinals' Beanie Wells has rushed for 526 yards - and Arizona is halfway through its season.
Foster has 51 touchdowns, tieing the single-season record set by Tucson Sabino's Nathan Wize in 1997. Unless he misses the team bus, he'll shatter the record Thursday against Queen Creek in the Division III quarterfinals.
Simply put, we're watching one of the greatest single seasons in Arizona high-school history.
Cal has had a string of great running backs and Foster could be great repping the b+g. Apparently, he is so athletic, he could play any number of positions, including corner. Of course, that is dependent on whether he actually comes to Cal. He has apparently narrowed his schools down to Cal, Arizona State, and USC. Word on the street is that USC is unlikely, but the hometown Sun Devils loom large here. His selection is being webcast via FoxSportsNet Arizona.
This appears to be a direct link to the webcast itself.
After the jump, check out some highlight film. Consider this an open thread to discuss the Foster webcast and all things Cal recruiting. GO BEARS!
Here are D.J Foster's senior year highlights. Quite impressive: