Alabama Football: 5-Star Linebacker Switches from Tide to Tigers

No. 1 Linebacker Switches from Alabama to Auburn

7/13/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Just five days after he said he was "100 percent committed" to playing for Alabama, 5-star linebacker recruit Reuben Foster declared he would flip his verbal commitment from the Tide to join the Auburn Tigers.Blog Photo - Alabama Football: 5-Star Linebacker Switches for Tide to Tigers

"I have a lot of respect for the Alabama people--the coaches and all the other people and the fans," Foster said, via ESPN's Edward Aschoff. "But at the end of the day, I feel like Auburn University is the place for me and my family. It has the best situation for me and my family."

The rumor that Foster would leave for Auburn lingered for months before the actual decision proved to be true, even after frequent praises he would give Alabama throughout camps and and other football events.

Foster is the No. 1 linebacker in the country and No. 2 overall prospect for the class of 2013, according to Rivals. His elite ability to put a helmet on the ball nearly every play with next-level speed reflects the playing style of the Oakland Raiders' Rolando McClain, which has helped him dominate his opponents in the early stages of his career.

Although there's plenty of time for Foster to shake up the recruiting world once again, it seems as if he's settled with Auburn and will stick to it. He transferred to Auburn High from Troup County High (GA) this spring to basically play right next door to his future college.

"I am 100 percent confident with my final decision," said Foster.

Don't get too comfortable yet, Tiger fans. I've heard that one before, and it wasn't too long ago that Foster said the same exact thing when committing to Alabama.


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