Michigan is the latest major program to offer D.J. Foster, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete from Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro who could play either running back or defensive back in college.
The Wolverines have definitely grabbed Foster's attention and he said an official visit to Ann Arbor could happen this fall.
Former Saguaro teammate Cyrus Hobbi, a four-star offensive lineman who signed with USC, told Foster that Michigan was the most impressive campus he had seen while taking trips. That has made an impression on Foster as he considers trips during his senior year.
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"That is a big honor and Cyrus said that was the school that impressed him the most campus-wise," Foster said. "I'll definitely get up there to check out the school and see what they have to offer."
This summer, Foster plans to visit UCLA and Oregon - he has already seen USC and Arizona State - and then he'll probably wait until he can take official visits to get to other campuses.
If things go as planned, Foster said he wants to take official trips to Arkansas, Oregon, USC, possibly Nebraska and probably Michigan now that it has offered.
In his junior season, Foster finished with 1,421 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns and 43 catches for 730 yards and four scores. He was a standout on defense as well.
Michigan likes Foster as a defensive back and Auburn, which has shown more interest recently and has stopped by his school, prefers him at running back. Since it's still so early in his recruitment, Foster said he's nowhere near making a decision.
"I still have to talk to my family and I want to see all the schools I'm interested in," Foster said. "Even the schools I don't have a lot of interest in I still want to check out just to make sure I'm making the right choice."
In total, Foster has received offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, Penn State, Stanford, UCLA and USC.