Rueben Foster, who got a gigantic Auburn tattoo on his forearm after committing to the Tigers, de-committed from Auburn on Friday, according to multiple reports.
Foster’s departure from Auburn likely has to do with news that his mentor, Tigers assistant Trooper Taylor, will not be retained on Gus Malzahn’s new staff, according to a report by AuburnSports.com.
Foster is now looking at UGA, LSU, Miami and Washington.
What about UGA? Foster skipped the Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama last month to make an unofficial visit to watch the Bulldogs play Georgia Tech. He attended the game with one of his best friends, Newnan High School safety Tray Matthews, who is committed to UGA.
There were rumors on Twitter that Foster planned to commit to UGA that weekend, but he later said he was waiting to see how Auburn’s coaching situation would be resolved. Trooper Taylor is like a father figure to Foster and has unlimited access to the 5-star linebacker since his son plays on the same high school football team with him in Auburn, Ala.
What about that gigantic Auburn tattoo? UGA’s coaches told him not to worry about it, to cover it up with long sleeves if he played for the Bulldogs, according to DawgNation. Reuben also had this to say about the tattoo on Twitter:
Not getting rid of the tattoo supporting my big cuz Ladarius Phillip R.I.P#keepingit
— Reuben Foster (@reubenfoster_FG) December 7, 2012
The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Foster has had a lot of turns and twists in his recruiting: He committed to Alabama two summers ago, and then flipped to Auburn this past summer, seemingly sealing the deal with the tattoo one day after the switch.
Foster played at Troup High School but transferred after his junior season because his coach was fired.
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