- Eight of the 14 Texans in attendance at The Opening play defensive back, including two Texas commits.
- Five-star B.J. Foster returned from injury at The Opening and is already building chemistry with future Texas teammates.
- Houston Lamar teammates Anthony Cook and D'Shawn Jamison are considering Texas.
BEAVERTON, Ore. — Eight of the 14 Texans participating at The Opening Finals play defensive back. Two of the four safeties in attendance– B.J. Foster and Caden Sterns – are committed to Texas. Foster, a five-star product from Angleton, returned to live action for the first time since a mid-season knee injury ended his junior season.
“I’m not nervous. I’ve been working out hard and getting in work, so I’m good,” Foster said. “Texas is my school and I’m not going to change. Ohio State, Florida State and Ole Miss still (reach out), but I don’t respond.”
Foster ranks as the No. 1 safety in the nation, per 247Sports, while Sterns checks in at No. 4. That duo along with four-star commit DeMarvion Overshown give the Longhorns an exciting future at the safety position.
“We’re real excited to get to Austin and make an impact,” said Foster of the committed safeties. “We’re all talented and the chemistry between us is building. This is going to be a special class for Texas.”
Building a special class in 2018 means landing a few of the elite in-state cornerbacks from Houston. A trio of prospects with offers – Anthony Cook, D’Shawn Jamison and Jalen Green – are all in attendance. Cook, the state’s No. 1 player, and Jamison are teammates at Houston Lamar. Green, from Houston Heights, is the No. 9 ranked player in the Fabulous 55. All three hold Texas offers.
“It’s special for us to all be here and represent for the state of Texas,” Cook said. “There is definitely pride in that, and we all know each other so well that we tend to clique up at national events. It’s all good fun, though.”
Green plans to narrow his focus later this month and release a list of his top schools. He said he wasn’t sure the number of schools that would be included, but noted Texas will be on that list. Ohio State and LSU were also mentioned.
“At Texas, I like the coaching staff and what coach Tom Herman is bringing to the program,” Green said. “I talk to coach Herman weekly and coach (Jason Washington) every day.”
Jamison admits Texas and TCU are his top schools.
“Those are the two standing out the most. Texas and TCU like my versatility and think I can be used on defense and in the return game,” Jamison said. “There are still some schools outside of the state I want to see, but Texas and TCU are the top right now.”