Reuben Foster commits to Tigers
Dubbed as the number one overall linebacker in the country by scout.com, Reuben Foster has de-committed from the University of Alabama and committed to Auburn University.
"I am going to enroll [at] Auburn University," Foster said. "I have a lot of respect for Alabama, the coaches [...] and the fans, but, at the end of the day, I feel like Auburn is the place for me and my family. I am 100 percent confident with my final decision."
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker held a press conference at Auburn High School on Thursday, July 12, to announce his change of heart.
"Over the last few weeks, I've put a lot of thought and time into where I want to finish my football career," Foster said. "I am blessed that I am in a situation [where] I have several opportunities. I want to make an announcement so I can put this behind me and do the work I need to do for high school and getting prepared for college, both academically and athletically."
Foster was verbally committed to Alabama since last summer. However, he also had Auburn and the University of Georgia on his mind.
Last weekend at the pening all-star camp, Foster told 247sports.com that he was "100-percent committed" to the University of Alabama.
Foster transferred from Troup High School in LaGrange, Ga. to Auburn High School earlier this year after playing three seasons in Lagrange. His previous coach, Charles Flowers, was fired in February for the improper transfer of a player into the school district, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.