Reuben Foster is committed to Alabama but still flirting with UGA

Rueben Foster (No. 2 jersey), who is ranked as the No. 2 college football prospect in the USA for 2013 and committed to Alabama, shares a laugh with his good buddy Tray Matthews (No. 26), who is committed to UGA (AJC)

Reuben Foster (No. 2 jersey), who is ranked as the No. 2 college football prospect in the USA for 2013 and committed to Alabama, shares a laugh with his buddy Tray Matthews (No. 26), who is committed to UGA (AJC)

It’s the NCAA “dead period” until Monday but UGA has had one of its best recruiters working this week on Reuben Foster, the linebacker from Troup High School who is ranked as the No. 2 overall college football in the nation for 2013.

Foster, who is committed to Alabama but still flirting with UGA, is the star attraction for the 2011 AT&T Junior Bowl that will be played at 7 p.m. Friday at Grady High School. Nearly half of the 90 juniors in the all-star football game have early scholarship offers.

But none are like the 6-foot-2, 235-pound Foster, who has been so dominant in practices in front of his wide-eyed teammates this week that some players have dubbed his team, the West squad, as “Team Rueben.”

“Everything you’ve heard about Reuben Foster, it’s all true – he’s big, fast, strong, explosive and finishes off his tackles as good as any player I’ve ever seen in this business,” said Rusty Mansell, National Recruiting Analyst for 247Sports. “He’s the complete package at linebacker.” [Note: 247Sports ranked Foster as No. 2 in the USA]

What about UGA? Another top prospect on “Team Rueben” is Tray Matthews, the safety from Newnan High School who committed to UGA over Alabama — and is trying to convince Foster to do the same.

Foster and Matthew have been nearly inseparable this week during the all-star activities, even sneaking away together from the hotel for a late-night snack at The Varsity. They have always talked about playing for the same team in college, and suiting up for the same all-star team has sort of validated the idea.

LB Rueben Foster (Photo courtesy of Rusty Mansell/247Sports)

LB Reuben Foster (Photo courtesy of Rusty Mansell/247Sports)

“I have never played with or against anybody like Reuben,” Matthews said. “It’s crazy. We have a mind alike. We both go out there and we’re ready to knock somebody’s head off. When he knocks somebody’s head off, that means I’ve got to knock somebody’s head off. The coaches had to tell us to calm down some and to stop going to the ground in practice. But that’s just us. Hitting is what we do.

“Man, I love playing with Reuben. Some people are saying that I’m going with Alabama with him, while others are saying he’s going to Georgia with me. I guess I will have to wait and see what he will do when it’s  time to sign … He told me that he’s really thinking about Georgia so we could play together.”

UGA has been trying desperately to win back the heart of Foster since summer when he committed to Alabama only two days after he attended “Dawg Night” prospect camp – and reportedly was close to pledging to the Bulldogs. “I was ready to get it over with, and who wouldn’t want to play for Nick Saban and Kirby Smart?” said Foster, who lived in Alabama until he was in the sixth grade. “Come on now. They both have NFL coaching experience. And with their style of defense, they can get you in the NFL. They’ve got the whole package there.”

However, Foster’s early commitment had the opposite effect on his recruiting. “It got crazier,” he said with a laugh. “First, it was Auburn recruiting me the hardest after that, then Florida, then Georgia. Right now, it’s definitely Georgia recruiting me the hardest.”

And what’s the salespitch from UGA? “They don’t tell me not to go to Alabama,” he said. “They tell me that I can wear whatever number I want, play whatever linebacker position I want, and I would start.

A couple of weeks ago, Foster ignited panic attacks among Alabama fans when he made a surprise visit to UGA. What made him do it? “I still find it somewhere in my mind that I want to play at Georgia,” he said. “It was a great visit, and they showed me mad respect. If I feel like they are a better fit for me, I might commit there. But right now, I love Alabama.”

Foster said he still  has a lot of things to figure out before 2013’s signing day but he is sure about one thing – he plans to take several official visits next year. “Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Georgia, probably USC and, of course, Alabama.”

A few other notes about Foster:

  • He’s not in favor of the “Team Reuben” moniker: “I didn’t get offended by it, but I can’t say I like it. I’m a team player and I want people to see us a team. Football is a team sport. I put on my cleats the same way as everybody else.”
  • On having celebrity status this week among other elite prospects: “It’s nice to have people look up to you because I can give them advice and everything. I look up to guys like Chris Burnette [former Troup player who is at UGA]. But yeah, with guys the same age, it’s kind of weird. I’m used to little kids around home looking up to me.”
  • On insisting to be allowed to return to practice this week after injuring a finger during a tackle: “It’s good. I’m always going to play, regardless. I played with a broken hand so why not a finger?”
  • On being ranked the No. 2 prospect in the nation: “I feel blessed. I was blown away. It was shocking. None of my family members played sports or went to college, so they are counting on me to do big things.”
  • On why he decided to play in the all-star game: “I wanted to play against the best competition. No matter what I’m ranked or what the colleges say, I’m always looking for ways to improve and get better. That’s not going to change. I’m motivated by my daughter. I want to get her in a better situation. I want to make my little girl proud.”
  • On what he learned this week: “I made a lot of new friends, learned new things from other coaches and competed against some good players. I learned a lot from the speakers and the [education seminars]. I learned more about Jesus and how he works in people’s lives. It has been a great week.”

List of juniors in Friday’s 2011 AT&T Junior Bowl claiming verbal D1 football offers

WEST (blue jerseys)

  • 1 Tyren Jones, RB, Walton, 5-8, 192 (Georgia Tech, UGA, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, and Duke)
  • 2 Reuben Foster, LB, Troup, 6-2, 232 (Committed to Alabama)
  • 3 Quinten James, RB, North Cobb, 6-2, 208 (Illinois, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Clemson and Kentucky)
  • 6 Cameron Sutton, WR, Jonesboro, 5-11, 180 (NC State and Virginia Tech)
  • 7 Anthony Jennings, QB, Marietta, 6-2, 205 (Ohio)
  • 8 AJ Jackson, TE, Lovejoy, 6-6, 235 (Virginia, Michigan State, Purdue and Arkansas)
  • 12 Parker McLeod, QB, Walton, 6-3, 195 (Louisville)
  • 13 Tyshaun Clemmons, WR, Gordon Central, 6-1, 190, (East Carolina and Georgia Tech)
  • 15 Chris Sanders-McCollum, WR, Creekside, 6-5, 190 (Cincinatti, Tulane, Pittsburgh)
  • 16 Joe Sanders, DE, Troup, 6-5, 260 (Tennessee)
  • 19 Mario Mathis, LB, Thomasville, 6-2, 230, SF (South Florida)
  • 22 Shaq Wiggins, DB, Sandy Creek, 5-10, 160 (Tennessee, Ohio State, Michigan, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, and Ball State)
  • 24 Brandon Facyson, DB, Northgate, 6-2, 175, (North Carolina and Virginia Tech)
  • 26 Tray Matthews, S, Newnan, 6-2, 205 (Committed to UGA)
  • 27 Travis Custis, RB, Lovejoy, 6-0, 203 (Boston College, South Florida and Mississippi State)
  • 28 Kamani Thomas, RB, East Paulding, 5-9, 188 (Mississippi St., Southern Miss, Vanderbilt and Troy)
  • 50 Maurice Swain, OT, Troup, 6-6, 305, (Ole Miss)
  • 52 Montravious Adams, DT, Dooly County, 6-3, 278 (Clemson)
  • 55 Jay Ellison, DT, Harris County, 6-2, 280 (Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, South Carolina)
  • 71 Shamire Devine, OT, Tri-Cities, 6-7, 331 (UGA, Georgia  Tech, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Kentucky)
  • 73 Jeremi Hall, OG, Tri-Cities, 6-4, 335 (Kentucky, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Vanderbilt and Tennessee)
  • 79 Brandon Kublanow, OL, Walton, 6-3, 290 (UGA, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, and Duke)

EAST (gray jerseys)

  • 2 Juwan Dickey, WR, Lassiter, 6-1, 197 (South Florida and Southern Miss)
  • 4 Wayne Gallman, RB, Grayson, 6-1, 195 (Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Auburn and Clemson)
  • 6 Alvin Kamara, RB, Norcross, 5-9, 195 (Syracuse)
  • 7 Eddie Printz, QB, Lassiter, 6-4, 195 (SMU, Arkansas and UCLA)
  • 13 Juwaan Williams, WR, Tucker, 6-1, 185 (Central Florida, NC State, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Kentucky and Vanderbilt)
  • 14 Reginald Carter, LB, South Gwinnett, 6-1, 215 (South Carolina, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Alabama, Tennessee, Michigan, Mississippi State and Florida State)
  • 15 Ryan Jenkins, DB, Milton, 5-10, 160 (Clemson)
  • 22 Tyshon Dye, RB, Elbert County, 6-0, 200 (Clemson and UGA)
  • 24 Donnie Miles, S, North Gwinnett, 5-11, 197 (Duke)
  • 25 Juston Mincy, S, Southwest DeKalb, 6-1, 185 (Tennessee)
  • 26 Darius Curry, DB, Flowery Branch, 6-1, 190 (Oklahoma State, Tennessee and NC State)
  • 32 Nigel Bowden, Central Macon, 6-2, 230 (Vanderbilt)
  • 37 Keyante Green, RB, ELCA, 5-9, 190 (TCU, Purdue, and Vanderbilt)
  • 57 David Johnson, LB, Lithonia, 6-2, 225 (South Carolina, Louisville, Southern Miss)
  • 58 Joshua Outlaw, OT, ML King, 6-4, 280 (Florida and South Carolina)
  • 64 Delando Crooks, OT, Carver-Atl, 6-5, 255 (UGA, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Marshall, Tennessee, UAB and Samford)
  • 70 Julian Williams, OT, Duluth, 6-6, 302 (East Carolina and North Carolina)
  • 78 Isaac Rochell, DE, ECLA, 6-5, 250 (UGA, Alabama, Clemson, Georgia Tech, etc.)
  • 81 Carlos Burse, WR, Alpharetta, 6-3, 208 (NC State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Florida, Duke and Vanderbilt)
  • 94 Kelsey Griffin, DT, Mill Creek, 6-3, 290 (Auburn, UGA, South Carolina, FSU and Georgia Tech)

Note: All offers are verbal, reported by the players to the AJC. Written offers will go out in the summer.

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323 comments Add your comment

Nauti dawg

December 30th, 2011
5:00 am

CaliDawg

December 30th, 2011
5:04 am

Sounds like Georgia is a good fit!

Nauti dawg

December 30th, 2011
5:05 am

UGA Bulldog Nation of fans would be thrilled to have either of you guys join our team. Both of you…dream team 2. Good luck to you wherever you go.

SGMJOHNDavis

December 30th, 2011
5:25 am

Just a junior, but very mature. Enjoyed all of his comments especially those about his daughter. This young man has his priorities straight and can expect good things to happen for him. Stay home so your family can cheer you on at UGA. Go Dawgs!

tenn.DAWG

December 30th, 2011
6:15 am

Sounds like a high character guy,be a great get for UGA,where he would be an instate hero.Just another stepping stone for saban and bammer.He will make to the NFL no matter what,but needs CMR’s mentoring.Good Luck Rueben

Priester John

December 30th, 2011
6:15 am

Well let’s just say what most people think about the University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa branch. Its football pursuits justify its identity with an uneducated backward white population and a symbolic link to the Lost Cause they hold so dear. It is truly ironic that the exploitation of a less-powerful racial group serves to inoculate the UAT from pressure to improve the state or to stimulate change. Football has stalled its transformation into a modern university with intellectual, aesthetic or humanistic concerns. UAT fans overestimate the “esteem” of being the last football factory.

Also UAT’s misplaced priorities (football fluff over economic substance) harm the state’s growth and development as the Crimson Tide football team is outlet for the lunatic fringe (Paul Finebaum, Jay Barker, Harvey Updyke, John Phillips et al) and a venue for them to be recognized. Too often though the holy crusade of Bama football acts as an umbrella under which the range of political and social opinion is from Y to Z. Thus when a university simply reflects the attitudes of its football fans….. It is no longer a university in the true meaning of the word.

UAT fans defend the indefensible, deny the undeniable and are thus driven by extreme emotion into delusions and reckless actions. Harvey Updyke and other misfits are the predictable by-product of UAT football. The NCAA would actually do UAT a favor by handing down a ‘Death Penalty’ for its football team. It will be only then that its faculty, alumni and students will appreciate the scholarship and learning that mark a university with intellectual fiber and integrity. Indeed until that time “roll tide” is the mortifying apology for those without individual self-respect or dignity.

Paddy

December 30th, 2011
6:35 am

Priester John………Your post would not have had the same effect if I had not been introduced to “tree killer” and tide role this past year. If they are in anyway a true refection of Alabama football mind set, your above analysis may ring true for many of us Georgians. Well said!

JB

December 30th, 2011
6:37 am

Really need these type players to stay home for Dawgs to get over the “hump” ( past 10 wins). We can’t sign all the players in Georgia, but we gotta keep 5 or 6 of the cream top 11 from leaving. Over a 3 year period, that’s 15 or so very very special players in Athens who could make a HUGE difference.

[...] Top Alabama football commit still flirting with UGA | Atlanta Constitution UGA has been trying desperately to win back the heart of Foster since summer when he committed to Alabama only two days after he attended “Dawg Night” prospect camp – and reportedly was close to pledging to the Bulldogs. “I was ready to get it over with, and who wouldn’t want to play for Nick Saban and Kirby Smart?” said Foster, who lived in Alabama until he was in the sixth grade. “Come on now. They both have NFL coaching experience. And with their style of defense, they can get you in the NFL. They’ve got the whole package there.” [...]

Eddie

December 30th, 2011
7:22 am

It sounds like the young man has a good head on his shoulders and has his priorities in good order. I certainly hope, in the end, that he will choose UGA, but I hope he is a success wherever he goes.

tide roll

December 30th, 2011
7:24 am

Surely you guys will sign OLs Delano Crooks, Shamire Devine and Joshua Outlaw, right? Please tell me you’ve learned your lesson after failing to land in-state offensive line talent like JAMES CARPENTER (ALABAMA), CHANCE WARMACK (ALABAMA), ROKEVIOUS WATKINS ( SOUTH CAROLINA), JUJUAN JAMES (TENNESEE), JASON PEACOCK (ARKANSAS), JOE HARRIS (SOUTH CAROLINA), BRANDON GREENE (ALABAMA), VADAL ALEXANDER ( LSU), and DALVIN TOMLINSON (Anywhere but UGA). Unbelievable isn’t it? There’s not another State in the Country that offers this caliber of athlete to play offensive line, and year after year Richt and Booboo allow your rivals to benefit from it! Even AVERY YOUNG grew up in Cuthbert,Ga. and his Mom still lives there. And you’re going to fail to get him too! 31 years and counting. Like moths to a flame, Richt and Bobo will continue to do the same thing over and over again. Pass on these kids, and go get some out of state private schooler. Over and over again. (Your Offensive line class last year was ranked 10th in the Conference by Rivals. Not the Country, dream team dreamers, the Conference!) And because of Richt and Booboo’s insane decision making, (insane to everyone but you Sanford Stadium Southsiders), UGA will continue to get burned, over and over again. 31 years and counting. Is it any wonder?

Blind Willie

December 30th, 2011
7:28 am

Next falls success on the field will go a long way to getting players like Foster to committ to UGA.

The elf

December 30th, 2011
7:36 am

@ Tide Roll
I bet the village miss you

poopdawg

December 30th, 2011
7:36 am

Tide roll , same crap from you different day. You need help!

Wonder Dawg

December 30th, 2011
7:48 am

I wonder if Kirby and/or Nick are even still at Bama in 2013?

crimson52

December 30th, 2011
7:52 am

Don’t waste your time at UGA! Never gonna measure up to the Crimson Tide! Stick with Bama, and you’ll have a great future. Look at the history of players going to the NFL. But if you choose to flip to UGA, you’ll get to slide by and not have to play BAMA next year.

Dawg92

December 30th, 2011
7:54 am

When did Kirby coach in the NFL? I know Saban did for a couple of years at Miami as a HC and maybe a few years somewhere as an assistant.

Grantham is from the NFL. The LB coach came from the NFL too. If Foster wants to be with NFL coaches, he should take a serious look at UGA. Both coaches that handle his position are from the NFL and they have shown that they will play a lot of bodies.

Man if we can get Foster at LB and the kid from Grayson (not going to try to spell his name) at DL, that will push recruiting to a whole new level for 2013.

JB

December 30th, 2011
8:01 am

crimson52 says Dawgs will never measure up to Bama. Gotta agree. We will never over sign ( basically lying to a kid) We will never have to have games forfeited by the NCAA. We will never go on probation 4 or 5 times in a 20 year period. Yes, there are lot’s of things the Dawgs will never do under Richt for the sake of winning.

Dap01

December 30th, 2011
8:02 am

Mr. Foster could step in after Jones leaves for the pros. UGA’s star is rising. Grantham gets players ready for playing on Sundays. CMR does not step over convulsing players. CMR does not oversign and then drop unwanted players. The State of Georgia has cable tv.

Be a home state hero.

Go Dawgs.

1eyedJack

December 30th, 2011
8:03 am

Priester John, you are awarded a doctorate for your thesis.
tide roll, you should be tarred and feathered for your racism.

1eyedJack

December 30th, 2011
8:05 am

crimson52, he wouldn’t have played against Bama regardless, since he’s a junior. Now, 2013, he’ll get to lay the wood to Bama.

Destin Dawg.

December 30th, 2011
8:11 am

Parade magazine says ” UGA #2 large State University education.. plus Bigtime sports ” in a great college town, Athens, Ga.. Go Dawgs !

Old Dawg.

December 30th, 2011
8:17 am

Rueban come to UGA and get coached up by Richt and Grantham… going up hill in Athens, Ga… Go Dawgs beat Michigan State !

DP

December 30th, 2011
8:19 am

Promising a recruit that he will start, that he can play any linebacker position he wants, that he can wear any number he wants? That’s how Richt recruits?

1eyedJack

December 30th, 2011
8:24 am

“Promising a recruit that he will start, that he can play any linebacker position he wants, that he can wear any number he wants?”

Not so much a stretch. He could probably start right now.

tony

December 30th, 2011
8:24 am

UGA has an easy schedule next season and should win a national championship with the talent that they have. If they win a national championship next season, then they shouldn’t have any trouble convincing the best players stay in state.

I hope Mike Davis sign with uga because that young man is a tremendous rb. UGA hasn’t had a rb of his caliber since Terrell Davis. He’s fast, strong, good body control, good balance and he fights for every yard. He should of been Mr.Richt #1 priority this season. He’s closer to Warrick Dunn of any rb Richt has had.

DP

December 30th, 2011
8:25 am

It’s the old “Y to Z” diatribe, and under yet another handle. It just never gets old.

brick

December 30th, 2011
8:29 am

Crimson, no flame here, who is the last player from Bama to do well in the NFL, I can’t remember one. Will you name Joe Willie and the Snake, who were at Bama when Rueben would not be allowed to attend Bama. But just a thought for you, obviously Rueben wants to get to the NFL, Saban and Kirby’s limited NFL experience are with defensive backs. Meanwhile, UGA’s coaches with NFL experience is with Linebackers, one if he declared would be a 1st round pick, before any of the Bama LBs. With Bama sitting on the verge of sanctions, I mean its the Alabama way to cheat, and RF’s continuted flirting with UGA, I like our chances.

John

December 30th, 2011
8:36 am

You Dawg fans are really funny. I love to hear you beg top Georgia talent to stay at home. Pitiful.

Joe

December 30th, 2011
8:37 am

Kirby’s one year as safeties coach at Miami is that powerful of a recruiting tool? What a snow job on this kid.

JB

December 30th, 2011
8:39 am

If the NCAA decides to expand and open a satellite office, I’m sure they will pick say Birmingham, Alabama….and why not with Bama and Auburn with driving distance. Plenty of work there….based on history that is.

GATOR CHOMP

December 30th, 2011
8:43 am

Why would anyone want to play for Saint Richt and the convicts?You losers are at the bottom of the conference.Just sit back and relax while the “BIG BOYS” play some SEC football something you cowards know nothing about.GATORS or DIE!!!!!!!!!!

Fleischman in Chi Towns Bed

December 30th, 2011
8:43 am

What a tough decision…. play in National Championship games (ALABAMA) or play in Outback/Liberty/Music City bowl games.

Follow Crowell, it worked out well for him!

BHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHA

#CF

JB

December 30th, 2011
8:45 am

John……………This is a blog for entertainment and revenue for the AJC. I can assure you the Staff does not “beg” anyone to come to Georgia. They offer and encourage them to consider, Just as Bama does……..And as Saban and Kirby bad mouth our staff and University to a kid they want real bad, I would assume our staff ask them to talk to one of the 40-50 players who Saban has shown the door to over there since his arrival and what they think of all the opportunities at Bama.

Just asking

December 30th, 2011
8:46 am

What about Bug Howard?

Michael Carvell

December 30th, 2011
8:46 am

@JB, I can assure you that UGA’s staff does “beg” and plead for top recruits to come play for the Bulldogs, as does EVERY other staff in college football.

JB

December 30th, 2011
8:49 am

GATOR CHOMP……………….Really……………Have you reviewed last year and looked at what’s coming back to Florida next year to run that pro offense……………..Let me help you….Qb…no…FB….no…. RB…no…..TE…no WR’s with pro offense experience….no…. Head coach who knows what he’s doing…..no……crawl back in the swamp…gonna be a rough patch for a while….

SickandTired

December 30th, 2011
8:52 am

Uh, brick, is that a name you chose or did they give it to you as a young child? I’m neither a Techie or a Bama fan so walk with me here. Try on Shaun Alexander for size. He was the MVP of the league just a few short years ago. There was a Heisman won there a couple years ago too and another near miss this year. The balls in your court,,,,answer this, when’s the last time Georgia player for or won a National Championship………… 11-7-4. Let me translate that for you Brickster…that’s 11 seasons Mark Richt has been at UGA…..7 National Championships out of the SEC in that time period…and 4 different teams have won them….Alabama, Lsu, Florida and Auburn…..The young man appears to be smart…if he is, he’ll go to one of those other schools besides Georgia. So if he chooses Georgia, he’s not as smart as he appears.

#CF

December 30th, 2011
8:55 am

@JB – why are you and the rest of the fleabag nation so worried about ALABAMA??? You don’t have to play them next year, calm down. Focus your anger towards, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Tennessee, and Vandy… teams you will probably lose to next year.

HAPPY KWANZAA EVERYONE :)

Special K

December 30th, 2011
8:58 am

You pups never stop. Come up with some new material.

tony

December 30th, 2011
8:58 am

GATOR CHOMP

December 30th, 2011
8:43 am

and the convicts?
___________________________________________

What convicts? Gives some names. I think you are sowing bad seeds(Galatian 6:7,8) young man. I hope you don’t have kids.

Typical fans

December 30th, 2011
9:00 am

It is funny to read these articles that give UGA fans false hope, just like the article on Dillon Lee a few weeks ago that got all the usual blog experts out that “just know the kid was going to UGA”. The comments are pure high comedy to read, especially the hate you display for Alabama and Nick Saban. The truth is, many of you are scared because next year you have a favorable schedule and if you do not deliver, all of the doubt and insecurity will come back to roost. While UGA showed some improvement this year, LSU was a reality check. Even more crazy was the blogger out yesterday (True Dog Fan) who insisted in several posts that UGA outplayed LSU and LSU got lucky. I hope he was joking or deliberately stirring, because he needs help if not. Anyway, the bowl game will either continue to fuel the UGA resurgence or reaffirm the awful truth about UGA.

Paul in NH

December 30th, 2011
9:07 am

UGA told him he could wear any number he wants? What if he wants to wear #34?

JB

December 30th, 2011
9:07 am

Typical fans………………It was also funny last year to read for months that Crowell and Drew were Bama locks, just say’n. Real funny.

Special K

December 30th, 2011
9:08 am

Typical speaks the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JB

December 30th, 2011
9:09 am

Paul….I would assume any number not retired.

Special K

December 30th, 2011
9:09 am

I’m not sure I remember seeing any blog on AJC saying Crowell to BAMA or Drew for that matter (locks). Please post link.

The elf

December 30th, 2011
9:15 am

@Tide Roll

I heard that Tide rolled into somthing very stinky.

Bama Fan#2

December 30th, 2011
9:17 am

If Reuben wanted to really play for a national title pick the
crimson tide or the bengal tigers but the dawgs have not
really been close to a title in thirty one years and counting. RTR

Using tide roll logic

December 30th, 2011
9:18 am

What kind of insane decision making led Bama to pass over Herschel Walker, Bo Jackson, Marcus Dupree, Tim Tebow, Jamal Lewis, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Jujuan James, Vadal Alexander, Malcolm Mitchell, Calvin Johnson, Jarvis Jones, John Jenkins, Bacarri Rambo, Marcus Lattimore, Honey Badger, and endless others?

I am going to try to simplify this in a way hopefully tide roll will understand. Just because a player does not sign with you does not mean he was not recruited by you.