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ASU football: D.J. Foster now the number one option for Arizona State

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Video: Foster embracing WR role [Chris Karpman, Sun Devil Source]: "Senior D.J. Foster discussed how the transition to wide receiver is going following his second camp practice at the position for Arizona State Thursday morning in Tempe."

ASU football's "Hometown Hero" D.J. Foster enters final ride [Fabian Ardaya, The State Press]: ""I came here for myself," Foster said. "I just thought this was the best place for me. (As I've gotten older) and matured, just seeing how that does reflect, it's definitely a great thing for the city and people see me as (the "Hometown Hero"). It's a huge honor and blessing."

Arizona football: Versatile Foster will be key for Devils [Daniel Berk, Arizona Daily Star]: "The former Scottsdale Saguaro star will move to wide receiver this season after splitting time between running back and wideout the first three years of his career. He caught 62 passes for 688 yards and three touchdowns last season. He’ll be the team’s No. 1 option this year with Jaelen Strong off to the NFL."

10 most indispensable college football players [Matt Hinton, Grantland]: "This year, the Sun Devils have changed Foster’s designation to slot receiver, in part to give him a head start on his projected transition to the slot in the NFL. But considering that his role has already involved splitting time between the slot and the backfield, and considering that Arizona State’s system already employs a lot of pre-snap machinations that convert receivers into running backs and vice versa, the distinction figures to be largely semantic. What matters is that the Devils are still committed to getting the ball into Foster’s hands 20 times per game4 by any means necessary."

Versatile D.J. Foster Wants to Help Arizona State Where Needed [Craig Morgan, Today's U]: "Foster says the lighter weight hasn’t impacted his strength. He is lifting the same amounts and all his measurable numbers are the same as last year. Even so, the slighter frame will accentuate one of his greatest assets so it would be foolish to think he’ll be running between the tackles when he does line up in the backfield."