Football: D.J. Foster picks ASU over Cal

D.J. Foster of Saguaro HS in Scottsdale, Ariz., announced Friday morning he will play at Arizona State. Cal was one of his finalists.

“I love California. Mr. (Ron) Gould was one of the most respected men I’ve never met,” Foster said of the Bears’ running backs coach.

Foster had 508 rushing yards and 1o touchdowns in one Arizona state playoff game this season. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder is rated as the No. 5 “athlete” in the nation by Rivals.com.

Meanwhile . . .

   — Check out this Bay Area recruiting assessment by BANG’s Jon Wilner.

   — Three-star safety Zach Hoffpauir, who de-committed from Cal, says the Bears remain on his list of finalists along with Stanford and Arizona State.

“I did de-commit but it was more to keep my options open,” the native of Peoria, Ariz., told Rivals.com. “I’m still looking at Cal hard so it’s not like I’m not thinking about them. I’m looking at all three of those schools. I talked to Cal and told them I am and they have just as good a shot as the other ones so don’t be surprised if I de-commit and then end up signing with them.”

Jeff Faraudo