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Monday, January 21, 2013
2014 pledge helps Tide with Reuben Foster

By Greg Ostendorf

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama plans to host its first junior day next weekend, but ESPN Watch List running back Bo Scarbrough, the Crimson Tide’s lone 2014 commitment, was on campus a week early.

The reason: to recruit his friend and ESPN 150 linebacker Reuben Foster back to the Tide.

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No. 1 ESPN 150 ILB Reuben Foster took a visit to Alabama, but he is still going through his options.
“I hung out with Reuben the whole time, trying to convince him about Alabama,” Scarbrough said. “He kind of likes Bama. He kind of wants to come, but then again, he doesn’t. I would love to play college football with one of my best friends, Reuben Foster. He told me some things about Alabama that he likes, but he’s really liking Washington, Georgia and still Auburn.”

Foster originally committed to Alabama over a year ago, but he flipped his pledge to Auburn this past summer. After a two-win season, the Tigers let go of their former coaching staff which caused Foster to reopen his recruitment.

He’s now considering Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Washington, but the Tide might still have some work to do if they want to land his signature come signing day.

“If he does come, it would surprise me because he wants to play early and do all those types of things,” Scarbrough said. “That’s why he’s liking Washington a lot.”

Foster took his official visit to Washinton last weekend.

Still, the 6-foot-2, 242-pound linebacker enjoyed his visit to Tuscaloosa. In addition to Scarbrough, he also hung out with current Tide players Brent Calloway, LaMichael Fanning and Tyler Hayes.

Scarbrough was just glad to see his friend back on UA’s campus. The two text back and forth, but they had not actually seen each other for quite some time.

“It’s great to see him at Alabama where I’m committed to and one of the schools he was committed to,” Scarbrough said. “It would be great to have Reuben back at Alabama to play linebacker to help the Crimson Tide.”

Scarbrough, who goes to high school in Tuscaloosa, will be back in town next weekend for the Tide’s first junior day.

As for Foster, he’ll take his official visit to Georgia next weekend.