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Is Reuben Foster Ready to Commit to Auburn Again?

The nation’s top inside linebacker recruit appears he is finally ready to decide where he will be playing college football next season and Auburn is in the driver’s seat for the mercurial Reuben Foster (Auburn, Al., Auburn).

Georgia was rumored to be in the running to possibly flip the Auburn commitment that has an Auburn tattoo on his arm, who has already decommitted once from the Tigers after the firing of Gene Chizik. New head coach Gus Malzahn has seen a few high-profile recruits Dee Liner, Trey Johnson and potentially Carl Lawson decommit, but has so far been able to hang onto Foster despite the linebacker still making visits. Foster even recently met with San Diego State, so getting a read on what’s inside Foster’s head is as difficult as trying to block the 6-2 242-pound linebacker.

It just makes too much sense for a guy from Auburn high school to go to Auburn University, doesn’t it?

The Bulldogs aren’t completely out of the race yet and they envision Foster stepping into the role that Jarvis Jones had on the Georgia defense and Foster was said to have been intrigued by moving to outside linebacker where he could rush the quarterback. However, I think the lure of staying close to home and being an integral part in the rebuilding of the Auburn defense and program after a three-win season will be the overriding factor in his decision to remain firm in his commitment to Malzahn and the tigers.

Plus, it saves him a ton of money not having to have the Auburn tattoo removed.

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