The consensus top linebacker in the country, Reuben Foster, was on the campus of The University of Washington this past weekend. Foster left “The Opening” early on Saturday after slightly tweaking his hamstring running the 40 yard dash.
The Opening is a recruiting event sponsored by NIke, in which 150 plus of the nations top recruits descend upon the Swooshes World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
Foster, who transferred from Troup County High in Georgia and now attends Auburn High School in Alabama, did so, after his coach was fired. Foster is currently committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide but has been seen on campus at the University of Georgia recently and now at the University of Washington.
Foster has been committed to Alabama for over a year now, but things could change before National Signing Day. Foster’s best friend and current Georgia commit, Tray Matthews, have apparently made a pact that they want to play on the same college team.
In a recent ESPN.Com article, both players spoke of playing together and said early playing time will be a major factor in the ultimate decision both make.
While Foster has had the recruiting world up in arms the last week, he has come out and said that he is “100% committed to Alabama.” Just like everything said with these elite 18 year olds, take every word with a grain of salt. I’m sure we’ll find out in February, but the drama leading up to National Signing Day sure is great in July when kickoff is just under 60 days away.