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Five-star Reuben Foster glad to be back

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- ESPN 150 linebacker Reuben Foster grew up in the state of Alabama. After moving to Georgia around the sixth grade and playing three years for Troup County High School, Foster is back in Alabama, playing his senior season at Auburn High School.

“The season is going great,” Foster said. “We still have stuff to improve on. We just need to stay focused on the football field and focus on our mistakes and everything.

“It’s been awhile since I played in Alabama. It’s kind of different from Georgia ball, but at the same time, we’ve got some big boys down here. I feel like I’m at home when I play in Alabama. It’s better because my program’s better.”

Foster thinks this Auburn team, which also features Texas A&M commitment Cameron Echols-Luper, is "state-title type of good."

The five-star made national news over the summer when he flipped his commitment from Alabama to Auburn. Since then, recruiting has slowed down, but he still hears it from the fans of both schools.

“It’s been okay,” Foster said. “It’s just been relaxed. No recruiters are coming at me with all of this and all of that. Fans give me heck, but it’s all good. Some people love me, but somebody got to hate.

“The Auburn fans, every time I go somewhere, they know. They know my face. They always ask to see my tattoo, so they know me, trust me.”

Foster doesn’t know yet if he will take visits to other schools this fall, but he plans to be at every Auburn home game. For now, the AU commitment is concentrated on his season and adding a couple more pieces to the Tigers’ class.

“The Auburn class, with all of us coming in, we’re just big boys,” he said. “We’re always thinking about big things ahead. We just need two more guys, Montravius [Adams] and Tray Matthews. I want them.”

Foster and Matthews, a UGA commitment, go way back, and the two even made a pact to play together in college. Foster hasn’t stopped trying to lure his friend to Auburn.

“I’m always working on Tray, every minute, every second of every hour,” he said. “I’m always working on him.”