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Auburn Tigers Lose Top LB Reuben Foster

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Reuben Foster, the nation’s top inside linebacker, announced Friday that he was de-committing from the Auburn Tigers and opening up the recruiting door once again.

This move does not surprise me one bit. As I wrote one week ago, I expected Foster to make this move and it was only a matter of time before he made the announcement.

With the Chizik firing and new NCAA investigations on recruiting, the Tigers are in disarray at the moment. It’s hard to think that just two short years ago this tteam won a national championship (albeit under controversy as well). But after a mediocre 8-5 season the next year and a horrible 3-9 record this season (0-8 in conference), the Tigers are sinking fast.

It looks now like the Georgia Bulldogs are in the drivers seat for Foster. The Bulldogs are one of those teams out of the tough SEC that look to be on the rise. Adding a player like Foster will elevate the team to new heights.

Other SEC teams that have shown an interest in Foster and are in the running are the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tidebut I do believe they will eventually lose out to the Bulldogs.

Foster is a top-notch recruit that any team would be lucky to have on their defense and it’s a shame with everything going on with the program that the Tigers will lose out on a such a player. The Bulldogs will eventually win out in the recruiting war to nab Foster as they look to improve an already stellar defense.