Will Alabama’s top football recruit flip to UGA or Auburn on Thursday?
Reuben Foster, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall college football prospect by some, has called a press conference for 3 p.m. Thursday at Auburn (Ala.) High School.
Foster has been committed to Alabama since last summer, but has continued to flirt with UGA and Auburn. Foster attended last month’s Mark Richt Camp.
Last weekend at The Opening all-star camp, Foster said he was “100-percent committed” to Alabama to 247sports.com. After injuring his hamstring at the camp, Foster left the next day for an unofficial visit to Washington.
What will Foster announce today?
There’s speculation that he could flip his commitment from Alabama to archrival Auburn – which is what I predicted would eventually happen a few months ago. It was after Foster transferred from Troup High School because his coach was fired, eventually landing – out of all places — at Auburn High School. The son of Auburn University’s best recruiter, Trooper Taylor, plays football at Auburn High School – basically giving the elder Taylor unlimited access to communicate with Foster under NCAA rules.
Andrew Bone of Rivals also tweeted this:
AuburnSports broke the story on Foster. They were contacted. Bama, UGA sites were not. If that tells you anything about [Thursday]
Then there’s UGA, where Foster visited last month. Foster and a longtime UGA commitment, Newnan safety Tray Matthews, have repeatedly told anybody and everybody that would listen that they will play in college together. Could they go together to Auburn? That would be the scariest thing for UGA if Foster flipped to Auburn. Not only would they miss on Foster, they may be in danger with Matthews.
I guess Reuben Foster could also pull a Derrick Henry, and simply re-open his recruiting by de-committing from Alabama, then announce his college decision at a later date.
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