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June 15, 2013
Foster gives the Huskers commitment No. 8
Nebraska received some more good news on Saturday night at their annual Big Red Weekend event.
NU received a verbal commitment from Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast offensive lineman D.J. Foster, who chose the Huskers over offers from Georgia, Florida, UCLA, among others.
"I was sitting down and I didn't go to any of the planned things," Foster said. "I was pretty much on my own for the day and I was sitting thinking how my week was last week. Me and my family were trying to set up our plan to go see other schools and I just wasn't interested in going around and seeing other people.
"My parents could tell that's how I felt too. I didn't know it at that point, but as the day went by and I was thinking about it I figured I needed to sit down and think more about committing."
After soaking in the day had to offer, Foster said the fact that his older brother Trey Foster is already part of the Husker program made his decision that much easier.
"I talked to myself and I said 'what doesn't Nebraska have to offer? ' I couldn't figure out one thing and they had one thing other people didn't have, which was my brother," Foster said. "It just felt right, so that's why I committed."
Foster said even the Nebraska coaching staff was somewhat surprised he decided to commit on Saturday night.
"They were definitely surprised," Foster said. "They expected it though and were just happy for me."
With Foster's commitment, NU has now locked up the top three in-state players in Nebraska according to Rivals.com's state rankings for 2014.
Foster joins Gretna offensive lineman Mick Stoltenberg and Lincoln Southeast safety Luke Gifford as in-state commits in NU's 2014 recruiting class.
Foster is the sixth different player to verbally commit to Nebraska since June 7. He is also the fifth different Lincoln Southeast player to commit to the Huskers since 2010 joining Jake Cotton, Sam Cotton, David Sutton and Gifford.
"It's going to help me out now focus on my football season," Foster said now that he's committed. "I'm going to have to put my mind on that now that recruiting is done with it."