Should UGA hire Trooper Taylor to land 5-star linebacker Reuben Foster?
Foster floated that idea on Tuesday to ESPN’s Kipp Adams:
“I would say Georgia’s chances of getting me are somewhat dependent on Trooper Taylor being there too,” Foster said. “He told me that he did not want to cause me to change where I want to be because of him, but I told him not to worry about that.”
Trooper Taylor is the assistant who lured Foster to Auburn this past year. His future with Auburn is unknown after Tuesday’s hiring of Gus Malzahn as head coach.
Trooper has become a father figure and mentor to Foster, who transferred from Troup High School to Alabama’s Auburn High School for his senior year. Trooper basically has unlimited access to Foster – perfectly legal under NCAA rules – because his son plays on the same high school football team with Reuben, and they’re close friends.
Foster remains committed to Auburn, although it may hinge of Trooper’s future employment with the Tigers.
Foster originally committed to Alabama two summers ago. He switched to Auburn last summer, and got a gigantic Auburn tattoo on his forearm one day after making the announcement.
There were rumors that Foster was considering flipping to UGA after he skipped to Iron Bowl between Alabama and Auburn last month to watch the Bulldogs play Georgia Tech. Foster went to the game with one of his best friends, Newnan High School safety Tray Matthews, who is committed to UGA.
What about that Auburn tatt? Foster said UGA’s coaches told him not to worry about it, that he could cover it up by wearing sleeves if he played for the Bulldogs.
UGA doesn’t currently have any openings on its football staff, although the Bulldogs could create a position in administration.
Foster was once ranked as the nation’s No. 2 overall prospect by ESPN, Scout, and Rivals. He has fallen in both ESPN and Rivals, but remains second with Scout.
What do you think? Should UGA hire Trooper Taylor to land 5-star linebacker Reuben Foster?
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