Urban Meyer in ATL, Nkemdiche chants at Ole Miss game, and Reuben Foster’s gigantic Auburn tattoo

One day after flipping from Alabama, Reuben Foster got a gigantic Auburn tattoo on his forearm

Reuben Foster got "A" for Auburn tatto one day after flipping from Alabama

What will Reuben Foster do about his gigantic Auburn tattoo on his forearm if he de-commits from the Tigers?

This is actually a topic that came up recently between the 4-star linebacker and UGA coaches, according to a story headlined “Ink Has Not Dried” by DawgNation’s Kipp Adams.

The advice from the Bulldogs? Wear long sleeves and don’t worry about it.

“I told Georgia in my head I am unsure, because I have an Auburn tattoo, but Georgia told me not to worry about it, because they will take me with open arms. They said I like to wear sleeves anyway, so it would only be showing when I am in the game. I do like wearing sleeves.”

Foster famously got the tatt which about the size of Rhode Island one day after switching his commitment from Alabama to Auburn.

Reuben Foster (AJC)

Reuben Foster (AJC)

UGA hasn’t given up on Foster, with Bulldogs recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner showing up at his game last Friday at Alabama’s Auburn High School.

Foster, who played at Troup High School until his senior season, remains committed to Auburn but told the website that a coaching change “would make me want to look around.”

In the latest ESPN rankings, Foster lost a star and dropped from the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect to No. 24, reportedly due to being overweight and having a lack of consistent play so far this season.

NKEMDICHE UPDATE: The biggest news about Robert Nkemdiche over the weekend was that there was no news. He didn’t commit to Ole Miss during Saturday’s visit – at least publicly. The Rebels did score points with the Nkemdiche family when the Ole Miss student section chanted “We want Robert! We want Robert” at the football game, (a 27-26 loss to Vanderbilt). “The fans, they’re not fake,” his father, Dr. Sunday Nkemdiche, told Scout.com’s Yancy Porter. “They love us for football, they love us for who we are. They love my kids, not just because they play football, but as human beings. The fan base is very solid.” Robert Nkemdiche did not do any interviews over the weekend at Ole Miss but told the AJC on late Friday night, “My decision will probably come out sometime in January.” (You can read the entire interview here). What’s next for the undisputed No. 1 prospect? Expect things to die down over the next three or four weeks as Nkemdiche focuses on helping Grayson High School repeat as state champions. Personally, I don’t see Big Rob taking all five official visits or dragging this out to signing day. I could see Nkemdiche visiting one or two schools other than Ole Miss just to have something to compare to the Rebels. You would have to think Alabama’s Nick Saban makes one more charge at Nkemdiche, especially considering his mother’s affinity for the Crimson Tide. Then there’s Clemson, which has two of Nkemdiche’s Grayson teammates still committed to ACC school. But Clemson reportedly lost points with the Nkemdiche family after all the negative reaction and personal attacks on the mom on a couple of Clemson recruiting websites after last week’s de-commit. Also, Grayson DB David Kamara, who is Nkemdiche’s best friend since middle school and committed to Clemson, visited Ole Miss with Robert on Saturday. RebelGrove.com’s Neal McCready reported that if Nkemdiche committed to Ole Miss, it would help the team’s chances of landing Kamara as well. “I’m already looking at them because Denzel (Nkemdiche) is up there,” Kamara told the website. “He’s like my brother. If Robert did that, I would look at them even more.”

Urban Meyer stopped by Central Gwinnett High School while visiting a daughter who attends Georgia Tech (AP)

Urban Meyer stopped by Central Gwinnett High School while visiting a daughter who attends Georgia Tech (AP)

URBAN MEYER SPOTTING: Remember that so-called “gentlemen’s agreement” among Big Ten coaches to not recruit prospects committed to member schools? You know, the one that Urban Meyer supposedly “broke” after taking after at Ohio State? Yeah, everybody outside of the Big Ten got a pretty good laugh at that one in the ultra-competitive world of recruiting — and Meyer told the AJC it was “nonsense.” Anyways, Meyer was spotted at Central Gwinnett High School on Friday checking on LB Trey Johnson, who is committed to Auburn. Meyer stayed at the school for nearly two hours. “It went great,” Central Gwinnett coach Todd Wofford told the AJC. “Ohio State is coming all-out after Trey to get him. They don’t have any linebackers committed right now, and that’s a priority position for them. They’re undefeated, and they’re going to win every year and always be in the BCS picture. That’s really appealing to Trey, and (Meyer’s) record speaks for itself. He’s a top-notch guy.” Meyer wanted to know how from Johnson how serious he would consider Ohio Sate, as well as brag about how well two former players from Atlanta did at Ohio State – NFL first-rounder Cameron Heyward and current All-America DB candidate Bradley Roby (both prepped at Peachtree Ridge High School).  Johnson has official visits scheduled for Ohio State (Nov. 24), Florida (either Dec. 5 or Dec. 18) and USC (Jan. 18). He will obviously go to Auburn and then probably take his fifth trip to FSU.

CLEMSON RECRUITING WITH GEORGIA TIES: Lots of Clemson news with Georgia connections: Dooly County High School DT Montravius Adams, who is ranked as the state’s No. 2 overall prospect by 247sports, made an unofficial visit to Clemson and, most importantly, brought his mother along. Also, UGA WR commit Tramel Terry of Goose Creek, S.C., made an unofficial visit to Clemson and was so happy about it that he tweeted a photo of him with other Clemson recruits (one was Peach County High School WR Demarcus Robinson). Terry has committed to UGA twice but recently took an official visit to Clemson and then returned this past weekend, causing some nervousness among UGA supporters. Then there’s Milton High School DE Carl Lawson, who told Palmetto Sports on Sunday night he was contacted by Clemson last week after Nkemdiche de-committed. Lawson, who is ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, is pledged to Auburn and will wait until after the completion of his senior season before determining whether or not to visit other schools.

REWIND: Georgia Tech got commitment No. 14 over the weekend from Lovejoy High School, alma mater of Tashard Choice. Click here for the story.

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Ole Miss in ATL

November 12th, 2012
7:04 am

Top five reasons to go to Clemson
1) Play in the mighty ACC (Bahaahaha)
2) Hang out in your cow pasture of a campus (just watch where you step)
3) No long lines for Chick-Fil-A … becuase there’s no any
4) Get punked out by SOS every Nov.
5) Lose to Georgia Tech’s high school offense ever y year

K Conway

November 12th, 2012
7:11 am

Urban Meyer is the dark side of college football! How could any kid trust this man? Hope you see the light kid!

tony

November 12th, 2012
7:18 am

“The fans, they’re not fake,” his father, Dr. Sunday Nkemdiche, told Scout.com’s Yancy Porter. “They love us for football, they love us for who we are. They love my kids, not just because they play football, but as human beings. The fan base is very solid.”
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Is Dr.Nkemdiche trying to say dawg nation don’t like his son as a human being?

THWGT

November 12th, 2012
7:24 am

I think Dr. Nkemdiche needs to go see Doctor after that comment…

Michael Carvell

November 12th, 2012
7:26 am

@tony, I don’t think anything Dr. Nkemdiche said has anything to do with Georgia in particular. With that comment, I assume he was talking more about Ole Miss fans vs. sports fans in general, and not to slight any specific school.

ignition

November 12th, 2012
7:57 am

LOL at Ole Miss loving him and his family for other than football, completely delusional..

SEC

November 12th, 2012
7:59 am

Foster’s tat is for his high school team. He plays for Auburn high school. He’ll get a new tat for his college team on the other arm, probably Georgia.

Portica

November 12th, 2012
7:59 am

Maybe Foster could just tell people that the “UA” stands for “Unabashed A**hole.”

Hey, with all the money UGA saved by dumping Isaiah Crowell from the payroll, Richt should have enough cash left over to pay for a tatt removal job for Foster.

yearofthedawg

November 12th, 2012
8:00 am

Couple comments:

- The UGA website had a great suggestion for Foster: come to Athens and add “Sux” to his tattoo.
- I’m sure Dr. N is an intelligent guy, but does he really think the fans were chanting for Robert because they value him as a human being? Unless the Wizard of Oz gave him an honorary doctorate in Thinkology…

GO

November 12th, 2012
8:00 am

i thought Fosters entire family said they were going to get Auburn Tattoos as well. what happened?

ignition

November 12th, 2012
8:00 am

The same Ole Miss that flys confederate flags at their tailgates and rioted on campus when Obama was re-elected complete with racial slurs .. Wouldn’t take much of a history lesson to see what Ole Miss really thinks about your kind Dr. Nkemdechi.

SECheat

November 12th, 2012
8:07 am

Has no one in the Nkemdiche family watched the ESPN 30for30 on Ole Miss? Did they not see the display on the Ole Miss campus after the election? Has no one actually watched Ole Miss play football? How bout them Commodores?

Gravy Train

November 12th, 2012
8:10 am

Reuben, don’t let a tattoo stop you from joining the team at UGA. There will be lots of chances for young players to make an impact on defense next season. That goes for all recruits considering GEORGIA right now. About that tat, maybe some folks at the medical school can remove it as a midterm project next year? If not, no worries, you can always get it covered over with something cooler.

Sugar Hill Dave

November 12th, 2012
8:16 am

My suggestion is to turn the AU into UGA it wouldn’t be that hard. All you need to do is incorporate a G in the tat! Hope you give the Dawgs another shot! Love to have you!!!!

Why Ole Miss?

November 12th, 2012
8:18 am

SECheat, I was thinking the same thing. Has the Nkemdiche family not noticed how unwelcoming the Ole Miss campus is towards blacks? The University’s history plus the recent protest in which students shouted racial slurs regarding the President makes me wonder why any black player would sign to play with Ole Miss. Baffles my mind.

kentjacket

November 12th, 2012
8:21 am

Foster is a knucklehead. If I were UGA I would move on without him. This guy has trouble written all over him!!

Ed Pilcher

November 12th, 2012
8:23 am

Well, Mr. Foster, there’s always Wrecking Balm. Supposedly removes tattoos in a painless manner by simply fading them away…….and if that don’t work, cover it up with some other design.

Ohno

November 12th, 2012
8:32 am

Agreed – Foster is a headcase-

Urban will try anything he can to mess with Auburn since he was run off at UF for releasing Cams file to the Press.

Cdpridg

November 12th, 2012
8:42 am

What these young men..Nkemdiche and Foster have to decide is…Do I want to play for Championships….if the answer is yes……then AU and Ole Miss are mot the answer.

Joshua Barlowe

November 12th, 2012
8:50 am

The word “commitment” has become a joke.

Class of '98

November 12th, 2012
8:54 am

Long sleeves? If he doesn’t go to Auburn, he’ll need to have the tattoo altered, so why no go ahead and do it.

Note to teenagers: It is a virtual guarantee that when you are over 30 you will look back at laugh at some of the things you thought were the coolest things in the world when you were 18. I promise this is true. Think very, very, VERY hard before getting a tattoo.

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:00 am

Nkemdiche is not going to UGA – he and his mother feel that UGA slighted Denzel when they did not offer him regardless of the fact that Denzel qualified late. When Denzel finally qualified Ole Miss offered before UGA and that hurt the family pride……. mama talks and Robert is headed to Ole Miss – bank it. Reuben Foster will flip to Bummer if he changes at all. He is from Alabama and he has family there. Don’t know why UGA did not pursue Carl Lawson – mystery to me. I have heard that he is strong on the pass rush but not so good against the run. Possibly UGA was soi hard after Nkemdiche that they had tunnel vision.

Buzz Off

November 12th, 2012
9:01 am

Foster could consider putting a circle around the tattoo with a slash through it. He could then do the same with FL on the other arm and maybe TN and SC on his legs!!! Oh yes….and GT on his butt!!!

SEC

November 12th, 2012
9:01 am

Where’s the Bama fans? Getting their 2012 National championship tats removed.

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:05 am

Does Reuben Foster’s ex girlfriend still work in Saban’s office? Is she the one he had the kid by while still in high school? Have not hear of him getting in any trouble with the law but having a kid while still in high school is problematic.

A person SMART enough to know.....

November 12th, 2012
9:07 am

RN…..at Ole Miss you will NEVER WIN…..At Clemson you has a shot at the Championship almost every year. You have Clemson & FSU in the Atlantic…..in the West you have Bama, T A&M, LSU Arkiesaw, Auburn and Miss St to beat to even think about the DOME…..That will NEVER HAPPEN.

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:09 am

UGA is loaded at LB in this class. not desperate to get Foster. This situation reminds me of the not so great Trey Blackmon that was ranked #1 LB and from Georgia that went to Auburn. Turned out to be a dud.

A person SMART enough to know.....

November 12th, 2012
9:09 am

Bama losing just caused the SEC to not win the BCS MNC this year…….Notre Dame has to win out and hope every other team has a loss. If that happens then Bama v Notre Dame and the SEC can get a shot.

SECheat

November 12th, 2012
9:13 am

Most of these kids don’t care about winning titles like we, the fans, do. They care about 1) what is the fastest route to the NFL. 2) How can my college choice benefit ($$$$) my family right now. Nkemdiche will be in the NFL regardless if he goes to Ole Miss or Clemson. Difference is, Ole Miss is greasing the palms and Clemson isn’t.

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:14 am

Winning the ACC is like kissing your sister…… not that satisfying. Clemson could not beat half th teams in the SEC. Clemson isn’t going to a BCS championship in our life time. Don’t care where Nkemdiche goes as long as he doesn’t go to Bummer, Florida or South Carolina. Auburn has been known to “reward” commits and Foster isn’t going to UGA because Richt is going to “reward” him. If Reuben decommits will he have to return the Escalade?

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:20 am

Concentrate on what can be : Montravius Adams and Laramey Tunsil……. are the two that will make this class. They are future leaders of the defense and offense at UGA. The mystique is gone at Bummer now that is unlikely they will return to the BCS champ game. While that will hurt UGA’s chances of getting to the BCS game it may help them in recruiting – especially after they beat Bummer.

A person SMART enough to know.....

November 12th, 2012
9:22 am

Flo – Ri – Duh
November 12th, 2012
9:14 am

Winning the ACC is like kissing your sister…… not that satisfying.
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We don’t kiss our sisters like that in the ACC so we will take an SEC fans work on that.

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:22 am

Dominating defense and a passing game is the formula to beat Bummer.

A person SMART enough to know.....

November 12th, 2012
9:24 am

UGa beating BAMA? Flo – Ri – Duh…….funny I figure UGa’s schedule will kill their shot at the BCS.

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:24 am

I kiss my sister on the cheek – don’t infer anything immoral here. You have a filthy mind. ACC is an inferior league. When was the last time the ACC won a national championship?

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:26 am

The team that wins the SEC championship will be in the BCS. Notre Dame is going to lose to Southern Cal and K-State is going to lose to Texas.

A person SMART enough to know.....

November 12th, 2012
9:27 am

Florida will lose to FSU.
UGa will lose the Bama
USCe will Lose to Clem&Sons
Bama & LSU get the big bowl games for the SEC.

Stinger 2

November 12th, 2012
9:28 am

Michael: With comments open on this story which is in part about Nickemdiche, does this mean you have rescinded your policy of closing comments on articles about him?
Jus curious.

Pdiddy

November 12th, 2012
9:30 am

RF can just add a G….UGA! Too easy

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:30 am

ACC’s last national championship – Clemson 1981…….. a fading memory.

Black Magic

November 12th, 2012
9:32 am

Play for Ole Piss??….battle Vandy for cellar of See Everybody Cheats conference?….good luck wid dat

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:34 am

How could you be so blind? UGA over Bummer. S.C. over Clemson. Florida over Florida State. ACC teams aren’t physical enough to beat the SEC.

Black Magic

November 12th, 2012
9:34 am

How bad did the Gamecocks beat UGA again?

Reuben is a Tiger

November 12th, 2012
9:36 am

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:39 am

S.C. beat UGA 37 – 7. Georgia was terrible in that game in every phase. Can’t deny that. UGA is a different team now. Florida and LSU beat S.C. and UGA beat Florida which beat LSU.

SECheat

November 12th, 2012
9:40 am

FSU won the title in 1999. You SEC homers are really butthurt over Bama losing and ending your title streak.

Gorilla Biscuit

November 12th, 2012
9:40 am

I agree with SMART. Playing GT kills our strength of schedule.

Dawg Whisperer

November 12th, 2012
9:42 am

Recruiting and the reporting of it, has become one big soap opera especially of this recruit. Media saturation and diminishing returns of fan interest seems inevitable. Coaches probably have to de-program the recruits from all the pre-signing day hoopla that surrounds them. And shouldn’t Ole Miss fans have paid more attention to the actual game that they lost by only one point?

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:43 am

Thought I smelled a familiar stench while in Atlanta the other day – odor duh ‘ Urban Meyer. Smells like rotten baby diapers.

Flo - Ri - Duh

November 12th, 2012
9:47 am

Ole Miss lost by 1 point to Vandy and UGA crushed both teams but I really thought Ole Miss would win. Guess they were still suffering from the beating UGA put on them and their coach said UGA took their passion. If you can’t beat down Vandy and Franklin you don’t have your passion back.