Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Will LB Foster decide by NSD?
By Kipp Adams
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Four-star Auburn commitment Dee Liner (Muscle Shoals, Ala./Muscle Shoals) and four-star linebacker Reuben Foster (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) had agreed to refrain from doing any interviews involving their recruitment.
But after Day 2 of Under Armour All-America Game practice at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, Foster joined Liner in giving the latest on the five schools he's still considering.
“I am looking at Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina and Washington,” Foster said. “I have not officially set any of the visits, but I hope to take my first trip to Washington Jan. 11.”
The Huskies were able to get the No. 24 prospect in the country on campus over the summer, leaving a solid impression on Foster.
“I like the atmosphere at Washington,” Foster said. “When I see the sunshine, pretty trees, and people having fun on yachts; it reminds me of Florida.”
Foster was previously committed to both Alabama and Auburn, most recently with the Tigers until former coach Gene Chizik was let go. But he still has close ties to the program.
“I still love Auburn because its Auburn and because of my cousin Ladarious Phillips,” Foster said. “I am going to give them another chance because I do not want to rule them out and be rude.”
The Crimson Tide still have a shot to land the No. 1 inside linebacker recruit in the 2013 class as well.
“I have loved Alabama since the beginning and I will continue to love them no matter what,” Foster said. “They are about to win the national championship there.”
Another SEC program in the mix has not been mentioned prominently in Foster’s recruitment.
“My home boy Cadarious Sanders was at South Carolina when I visited, and even though he is no longer there I still get treated like family by the Gamecocks,” Foster said.
Foster no longer lives in Georgia, but he still feels a connection to the area and one of his closest friends is pulling him to join him in Athens so they play alongside one another for the Bulldogs.
“Tray Matthews goes to Georgia, plus it is home, so why not go to Georgia, be a Dawg and play with Todd Grantham and Kirk Olivadotti?” Foster said.
As far as when Foster will make his third and possibly final decision, he is unsure of a definitive date but hinted that it might come after Feb. 6.
“I do not know when I am going to make my decision,” Foster said. "It might be past signing day.”