Arizona State remains the favorite for D.J. Foster and while there were rumors he was close to a commitment the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro athlete said this past weekend he wants to slow things down a little bit and take some visits.
The Sun Devils remain in good shape for Foster but USC, Oregon and Auburn round out his top four and some other schools are making a push for him as well.
"I was leaning toward ASU a lot but now I'm kind of taking a step back and I really want to take my official visits and learn more about all these places," Foster said.
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"I talked to my family and all my friends and they said to just wait it out a little longer and enjoy the process and just see the schools and don't jump into a decision.
"I'm OK with that. I was excited and ASU is still my No. 1 but I want to see what's out there."
The coaching staff at Arizona State stands out a lot to Foster, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound four-star prospect who said he believes the Sun Devils are going to have a fantastic season and that he's excited to see how they do.
Arizona State's coaches are recruiting him for offense but also said they'd like to see him at safety so he's open to anything.
"I think they're going to have a tremendous season this year," Foster said.
"I think they're going to do well and I think all the coaches are going to be back with new contracts. They run the same offense we do now and I love all the coaches. There are a bunch of players there from Saguaro and it seems like such a good fit for me."
Oregon is making a serious push for Foster, rated as the fifth-best athlete, No. 74 in the 2012 class and second in the Arizona state rankings by Rivals.com behind five-star offensive tackle Andrus Peat.
Foster is planning a trip to Oregon in a few weeks and his father just returned from Eugene and seemingly loved the trip.
"I love Oregon, their reputation and everything about them," Foster said. "My dad was up there this past week and said it was amazing."
Other than his trip to Oregon, Foster said he would like to visit USC and probably Auburn along with possible trips to Nebraska and Washington.