WWRD (What Will Reuben Do?)
That’s the question several programs are asking themselves about top LB recruit Reuben Foster.
Foster scheduled a press conference Thursday(July 12) at Auburn (Ala.) High School for 3 p.m. Foster has been committed to Alabama since last summer, but some think he’s had some second thoughts about staying with the Tide.
Schools Foster is said to be considering are Georgia and Auburn. Foster visited UGA last month, and recently attended coach Mark Richt’s camp. There’s also Foster’s friend Tray Matthews, who has been a long time UGA commit. The two have made it known they want to attend the same school together.
The other major player for Foster is Auburn. Foster transferred from Troup High School because his coach was fired, eventually transferring to Auburn High School – the same school Auburn’s recruiting coach son, Troupe Taylor, plays football at. It gives Taylor unlimited power to recruit Foster under NCAA rules because Taylor’s son is on the team.
Last weekend at The Opening recruiting camp, Foster said he was “100% committed” to Alabama, according to 247sports.com. Foster ended up leaving early from the camp due to a hamstring injury. He instead took an unofficial visit to Washington.
What will Foster decide today?
Part thinks he will stay committed with Alabama, but it is a little strange that he would call a press conference so early to make his announcement.
The big winner here could be Auburn. If Foster ultimately decides to de-commit from Bama, the signs heavily point at him going to Auburn. If he does, Tray Matthews might end up following him.
Scary thoughts for UGA and Alabama.
Will Wilson is a writer for Rant Sports covering College Football and the Big Ten Conference.