Foster is the fourth player Minnesota has lost from its 2016 recruiting class in the past month.
“After speaking to the coaching staff at the University of Minnesota, it is in my best interest to decommit immediately and explore my options,” wrote Foster, who originally chose Minnesota over Nebraska, Virginia Tech and Kentucky. “I greatly appreciate all that the Mn staff has done for me. I am saddened by the recent departures of some amazing coaches and look forward to becoming part of a great university.”
Head coach Tracy Claeys fired offensive coordinator Matt Limegrover and quarterbacks coach Jim Zebrowski on Sunday after a 31–21 loss to Wisconsin to close out the regular season.
Minnesota still has 14 players remaining in its 2016 class, who are set to sign on Feb. 3.
The Golden Gophers finished the 2015 regular season with a 5–7 record.