Recruiting Weekend Rewind

Postseason lull not a deterrent to recruits looking to take official visits

Originally Published: December 10, 2012
By ESPN RecruitingNation

Editor's note: Weekend Rewind is a weekly RecruitingNation feature that will appear every Monday of the college football season, breaking down the top recruiting storylines from around the country. Check out On The Trail for all of the latest recruiting news from Week 14 in college football.

The bowl season will soon be under way, but for at least the past weekend the clashing of pads was a rare sound across college campuses. That didn't stop teams from hosting official visitors, though. In fact, a few schools had their largest accumulation of prospects yet. Here is some of the best recruiting news from the weekend and a thing or two to look out for the coming week.

Top 5 recruiting stories

1. Georgia could lead for top ILB

ESPN 150 linebacker Reuben Foster (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) announced his decision to decommit from Auburn and cited reports that Trooper Taylor had been relieved of his duties with the Tigers as a contributing factor. The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Foster had built a strong relationship with with the former Auburn wide receivers coach, but now the No. 24 prospect in the country is exploring his options.

Georgia could have a head start in the battle for Foster. Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt made a call to Foster earlier in the week, informing him that the coach hoped to bring him to Athens and have a hand in mentoring the talented defensive target.  ESPN 150 safety Tray Matthews (Newnan, Ga./Newnan) has been lobbying for his close friend Foster to join him at Georgia for more than a year. On the day Foster reopened his recruitment, Bulldogs assistant coaches John Lilly and Kirk Oilivadotti were visiting with him at his school. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is expected to visit Foster this week.

Read Kipp Adams' full post on the Southeast blog


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