Reuben Foster: 5-star LB says he’s “100-percent committed” to Alabama

Reuben Foster says he's "100 percent" with Alabama after flirting with UGA and Auburn (AJC)

Reuben Foster says he's "100 percent" with Alabama after flirting with UGA and Auburn (AJC)

Reuben Foster, who is ranked as the top linebacker in the country, injured his hamstring while running the 40-yard dash on Friday and will miss the remainder of The Opening.

The Opening is the Nike-sponsored all-star camp which features 152 of the nation’s top college football prospects. It will be held through Sunday in Beaverton, Oregon, and highlights will televised on ESPNU at 8 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Foster, who is committed to Alabama but has been flirting with both UGA and Auburn, told 247sports that on Friday that he is “100-percent committed” to the Crimson Tide. Foster went his buddy Tray Matthews (the Newnan safety who is committed to UGA) to last month’s Mark Richt Camp.

Foster is the former Troup High School standout who transferred to Auburn (Ala.) High School after his coach was fired.

Here are the 12 Georgia players participating in The Opening:

  • DE Carl Lawson, Milton (committed to Auburn)
  • DB Shaq Wiggins, Sandy Creek (committed to UGA)
  • RB Alvin Kamara, Norcross (Undecided)
  • QB Brice Ramsey, Camden County (committed to UGA)
  • S Tray Matthews, Newton (committed to UGA)
  • LB Trey Johnson, Central Gwinnett (committed to Auburn)
  • WR Kyrin Priester, Brookwood (Undecided)
  • DB Brendan Langley, Kell (Undecided)
  • WR Ryan Jenkins, Lassiter (Undecided)
  • OL Brandon Kublanow, Walton (Committed to UGA)
  • TE AJ Jackson, Lovejoy (Committed to Auburn)
  • OL Shamire Devine, Tri-Cities (Committed to Georgia Tech)

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Game Changer

July 8th, 2012
2:10 pm

@tampagator

Georgia defense is very good with two glaring weaknesses that killed them last year.

1) defensive backs are very small and terrible tacklers
2) linebackers are very fast but cannot face up to OLineman and running backs, this will be even greater concern in 2012, no depth at linebacker to be found. If we lose J Jenkins to academics, the defensive line will be worn out before half every game.

We do not have the numbers to compete with the very best teams.

Dawg48

July 8th, 2012
2:19 pm

Tampa go back and look at the games that JJ did not have the best numbers and see if Ogaltree was playing or not. Then post again. When Tree came back JJ played different. Numbers do not actually show how good a player is when a Tree was out JJ had more double teams when Tree came back JJ productivity ” numbers ” went up. By the way I like how you made excuses for your Florida team.

Game Changer

July 8th, 2012
2:30 pm

Dawg48

J Jones still has decals pasted on him all over by the LSU running backs the ran over him and kept going. J Jones also has whiplash from the south carolina, vandy, lsu, michigan state, boise state running backs going by him and he did not touch them. I am a fan of J Jones, but making excuses for him using Ogletree is silly. Ogletree is 100% safety being forced to play linebacker, He continually is run over also.

See Rock City

July 8th, 2012
2:42 pm

Game Changer,

What are your suggestion’s on how UGA could improve the program from the top down. We all would be interested in hearing what you would have to say in detail, I know this may take more than several postings to get it all together, but we will endure it most willingly.

Thanks,

A concerned neighbor.

poopdawg

July 8th, 2012
2:43 pm

Game Changer , would like to post video of what the hell your talking about? Jarvis Jones is NOT overrated but i would like to THANK all the negative posters. If i were the OC of opposing teams i would run away from Jarvis.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 8th, 2012
2:52 pm

I really don’t understand how you can call UGA a very good defensive football team. They didn’t stop anybody that was decent. Then again I should have considered what you believe is greatness after all these years. Raise your standards of greatness. Bama 2008 12-2 and 10-3 in 2010…that is a very good football team but it’s NOT Greatness. 1980 UGA…that is Greatness.

Dawg48

July 8th, 2012
2:55 pm

Game changer is not a dawg fan

Tampa Gator

July 8th, 2012
3:00 pm

Dawg48….

So…..you are saying…..Jarvis Jones is NOT a great individual player. He needs help from other players to be good. Ok….good point. Well….you better hope Ogeltree starts to behave himself and does not become another ex-Dawg player….or Jarvis Jones…..according to you…..will disappear off the national map.

Plus….go back and read. I did not make EXCUSES for Florida….I gave you a reason why Jarvis Jones got 4 sacks in that game. Patchan had to replace a very good starter (injured) in that game….Chaz Green….and had to play with a broken arm or hand (in a cast). Jones and the Georgia coaching staff took full advantage of that. Not an excuse…..a fact (or reality….not a dream….which Dawg fans tend to understand….maybe….better. Also….Brantley not being able to move at all in the pocket….help him too….and…again….Jones and the Georgia coaching staff took full advantage of that to help Georgia win the game.

bobby

July 8th, 2012
3:00 pm

THIS REUBEN FOSTER THING IS A COMPLETE JOKE. LOOK HE’S GOING TO UGA HE HAS TOOK AT LEAST 3 VISITS IN THE LAST MONTH IF HE WAS THAT COMMITED TO ALABAMA HE WOULD’NT BE VISITING UGA LIKE HE IS. THIS IS TOTAL ********. HE’S GOING TO DECOMMIT FROM ALABAMA AND COMMIT TO UGA. HE AIN’T 100 PERCENT COMMITED TO ALABAMA.

bobby

July 8th, 2012
3:02 pm

THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL AND YOU PEOPLE ON HERE KNOW THAT THERE IS NO WAY YOU KEEP VISITING A SCHOOL THAT MANY TIMES AS FOSTER HAS VISITED UGA. FOSTER HAS VISITED UGA MORE THAN ALABAMA.

Tampa Gator

July 8th, 2012
3:04 pm

Blackoutanyone….

They played LSU….gave up over 40. They played Mich. State…..over 30……They played Boise….over 30…….they played SC….over 40……..with no sacks from Jones…..my point. Georgia has a lot of potential this year…..but that is all it is….potential. They also have a lot to prove….which I think Richt has said already.

Ole Big Dawg

July 8th, 2012
3:04 pm

Game….drop the chirade boy….you have been called out and exposed just this morning……you are a fan of the chicken! Now….what I will tell you as a chicken boy is that once a Dawg gets the taste for a chicken….it is hard to keep him from killing them

Saban Never Sleeps

July 8th, 2012
3:07 pm

@ Bobby – You are definitely a lead Leg Humper. Call bobo and you two can script plays this year. I suggest a nickname for your new Offensive Brain trust – a 2 fools without a clue.

bobby

July 8th, 2012
3:11 pm

@SABAN NEVER STOPS

COME ONE MAN YOU BLIND AS A BAT IF YOU DON’T REALIZE THAT FOSTER IS GOING TO DECOMMIT FROM ALABAMA AND COMMIT TO UGA. DUDE FOSTER HAS TAKEN WAY TOO MANY VISITS TO UGA IN THE PAST MONTH TO BE 100% COMMITED TO BAMA AND YOU THE LEAD HUMPER.

Cdpridg

July 8th, 2012
3:14 pm

I think in regards to Foster…it is safe to say that Saban does sleep

See Rock City

July 8th, 2012
3:21 pm

Reuben Foster is only a recruit and would not start on Alabama but take a year to learn his work or more possibly.

Yes Alabama is recruiting him but no one person makes or breaks an Alabama team.

The Process must go on and will.

ElvinBishopBand..Juke Joint Jump

July 8th, 2012
3:21 pm

Alabama will take Reuben if he signs on NSD for sure but it will make little difference in the success at Alabama. UGA needs him in the worse way. Play with the best at Bama or get beat like the rest. Nick will not be kissing his ash unlike two other kissing cousins schools.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 8th, 2012
3:42 pm

Saban said…”who’s been jumping off my lake house”…..can’t be A Murray for he couldn’t hit the water

Game Changer

July 8th, 2012
4:01 pm

J Jones will be a top nfl pick as a specialty pressure player from the outside. He is a hustler and runs sideline to sideline. When head up on offensive players he loses, not from lack of effort , just does not win head up contact.

tampa gator; just what is it your hearing about the ogletree drama in athens ga? You are the three person this week that has mentioned Ogletree and trouble brewing. I know about one defensive lineman issue but not up to date on ogletree. Care to share

A person SMART enough to know......

July 8th, 2012
4:58 pm

AM I Free to Talk SMACK about KingDaddy & Mustang Sally?

I KNOW they are on the Road Home back from ATHENS and he can’t fight back……LOL

MUSTANG SALLY has more TEETH than a Waffle House Waitress and KingDaddy is Hung more like a BISHOP than a King…..But Hey he works good on the POLE while singing Karaoke…….. LOL KingDaddy don’t kill me LOL………Glad you had fun in the Athens area. We will talk some trash later.

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

July 8th, 2012
5:08 pm

So why wouldn’t any kid who had a chance to go to BAMA and not go? He knows he’ll get at least an SEC ring and probably NC ring.

Wet Willie...keep on smiling

July 8th, 2012
5:22 pm

@Dixie…there was a time when going to a winning program with the tradition was a big item..Coach Bryant and Coach Dooley but those day are long long gone with this ESPN easy button generation. Playing time is #1 with uniforms #2. I salute those coaches that are still trying to hold college football as we knew it in the road but those coaches our now the minoirty in more ways than one. You see society problems in sports 1st and buddy it’s clear. The NBA went 1st and now the NFL is right behind them with College football on deck. There is seldom a day goes by that we don’t see arrest of an NFL or a college football player. Not enough character and way too darn many characters.

Whiskey Breath

July 9th, 2012
7:55 am

Bama could swap players with the pups and still kick thier winny butt.
Blackouanyone, please keep up your excellent reporting.
Bama has mythical championships? That means Ga has none, doesn’t it?
Ga has never been in the BCS after it started 20 years ago.
What in Ga’s history do they have to be proud of?

The Bear

July 9th, 2012
10:39 am

@Whiskey Breath they have some of the greatest story tellers and historians….just kidding UGA is alright by me. Go Dogs!

But you all know the drill

Roll Tide

SouthGADawg

July 9th, 2012
3:50 pm

Tampa Gator,
I really do like reading your post. I dont agree with everything but it is a good post. UGA defense is a lot better than the scores show. It is not the defense fault if a TD is scored on the offense is it? The O turned the ball over with fumbles and interceptions not including the bad kick off and punt returns. This defense dominated LSU in the first half until the offense just gave it all away. If UGA can hold that LSU defense and not even allow a first down in the first half, I think they are doing something right. Dont you?

ROBERT MEANS

July 9th, 2012
8:26 pm

He made the right decision. He has more talent than any signee in the country but talent without development does not bode well for a player. Alabama is the absolute best place in the country to win a national championship as long as Saban is there and no one develops his players for the NFL better than Nick Saban and his staff. UGA and Auburn both have enough off the field problems to totally distract borth staffs and neither is likely to win any championships or place future players in the first round of the NFL. But if you want a close up look at the criminal justice system or wasted recruits like Michael Dyer or Crowell then UGA and Auburn makes sense.

StackedDeck

July 9th, 2012
11:25 pm

Thanks guys…GO DAWGS!! Hooorah!!

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