With the high school football season all but done and the college season winding down to conference championships and bowl games, the recruiting season is just starting to heat up once again. And with everything going on with the Auburn Tigers, there’s no surprise that their top target Reuben Foster just might be second guessing the verbal commitment he made to the team back in July.
Foster is without a doubt the top inside linebacker in the country and one of the top overall linebackers in the class of 2013. In July Foster gave the Tigers a verbal commitment, but with the team’s horrid record this season (0-8 in the SEC, 3-9 overall), the firing of head coach Gene Chizik and reports of the NCAA once again investigating the program for recruiting violations it’s no wonder why people have doubts that Foster will play for them next fall. And you can include me in that group as well.
With everything going on with the Tigers and the doubt surrounding the future coaching staff of the team, another SEC team could very well come in and swoop Foster up. That team looks to be the Georgia Bulldogs.
It’s obviously no secret that the Bulldogs would love to snatch the 6’1″, 250 pound linebacker. It’s also no secret that Foster is also interested in the team as he took an unofficial visit November 24 to watch the Bulldogs defeat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Does one visit make a difference? No it does not but it is interesting to note that Foster’s visit happened a day before Chizik was fired. Not to mention with the Bulldogs playing in the SEC Championship game and possibly playing for a national championship, it’s hard for Foster not to start leaning that way.
When Foster does flip his commitment, and I say when because I do expect it to happen, I don’t think anyone would blame him. The Tigers are a mess at the moment, while the Bulldogs are playing for conference championships and could very well play for a national championship. Snatching Foster could solidify the Bulldogs as a top team in the nation in the coming years.