Tray Matthews puts recruiting aside 

December, 8, 2012
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ESPN 150 safety Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) has spent more than a year cajoling, urging and teasing inside linebacker Reuben Foster (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) into joining him at the University of Georgia, where Matthews will soon enroll.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comTray Matthews (above) is helping his friend, Reuben Foster, through some tough times.
Foster has done the same, trying to get Matthews to join him at Alabama and then later Auburn. The two have made pacts, traded clothes and hosted each other on multiple trips. But now that Foster has decommitted from Auburn, all of the exhorting and prodding has stopped as Matthews steps in to help out his best friend.

“He just needs a friend right now, not just someone to talk recruiting with,” Matthews said. “So we are not even talking about that. He is frustrated and this is very stressful. Reuben said it is just wrong and there is a lot going on right now.”

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