WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Hirschi star running back Daimarqua Foster's recruitment took a while to really pick up in earnest, but when it did it moved quickly. On Friday, he visited the TCU football camp in Fort Worth, and by the end of the night he was a Horned Frog commit.
"It happened pretty fast," Foster said. "They offered me and then I was just like, 'I want to commit right now.'"
Daimarqua held offers from about a half-dozen other FBS schools, but TCU held a special place in his heart because of his favorite running back.
"You know, to see him get to go to TCU, which was a place he really wanted to go, and just to see how happy he is about getting to go to where LaDainian Tomlinson went, we're really happy for him," said Hirschi head coach Danny Youngs.
Daimarqua said that the TCU coaches were looking to see his athleticism in person, and he did not fail to impress.
"They wanted to see my 40[-yard dash] time, and he wanted to see if I could catch the ball and some other stuff," Foster said. "I had went down there and ran a 4-flat, a 4.4 [second] 40, and they were like, 'Golly!' They were saying I was fast and stuff."
From there it was just a matter of talking it over with his parents, and they were on board.
"They felt like it was a good place for me," he said. "I felt like it was a good place for me, too, because growing up, I've always liked that college. And it's 2 hours away from home, so I can always go back to my parents and stuff. So I feel like I'll fit in perfect."
Because he wasn't heavily recruited until after his breakout junior year, Daimarqua didn't get the 5-star treatment some recruits get, but he's still thankful for the experience.
"I really didn't get to take any official visits, so I haven't gotten to go anywhere yet, to big schools or nothing," he said. "But it was a pretty fun process, getting to talk to a lot of great coaches, because all of those coaches are great."
Foster said he doesn't anticipate taking any more visits as of now, and he's happy to have his decision made so he can focus on his senior season.