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New Auburn LB commit gets tattoo to show allegiance

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Last week, the nation’s consensus No. 1 linebacker recruit for the class of 2013, Reuben Foster, made a high-profile flip from Alabama to Auburn. 

While Foster still has seven more months to sign a letter of intent with ink on paper, he’s decided to show just how committed he is to the Tigers with ink… on his arm.

Per the Birmingham News and, Foster has a helmet sticker-sized Auburn logo tattooed on his forearm (pictured below). Foster also shared the photo of his ink via his Twitter page.

It’s a bold move, for sure (is bold the right word?). Hopefully, Foster’s Auburn experience works out well enough that he doesn’t regret getting the tattoo some day.

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19 Responses to “New Auburn LB commit gets tattoo to show allegiance”
  1. overratedgators says: Jul 15, 2012 8:13 PM

    Had he gone to Ohio State, he could have gotten a tattoo free. But by going to Auburn, he gets paid enough cash to afford it himself.

  2. Pac12Ute says: Jul 15, 2012 8:17 PM

    This is one of those stories that causes you to shake your head and wonder when young people either a) develop long-term thinking or b) allow common sense to come into play.

  3. bertenheim says: Jul 15, 2012 8:48 PM

    Who paid for it?

  4. gotampabay52 says: Jul 15, 2012 9:06 PM

    Tatoo artist will do tats for free they will get business for it in the long run especially word of mouth all stars get with an artist and make deals

  5. 35longmiles says: Jul 15, 2012 9:36 PM

    A fool. A large fool, but still a fool nonetheless.

  6. canetic says: Jul 15, 2012 9:42 PM

    Get a college tattoo after you do something at that college. Not before you ever enroll there. Too much can happen, and you are just inviting karma to mess with you when you do this.

  7. dkhhuey says: Jul 15, 2012 10:06 PM

    @overrated – now that is f@#$ing funny!!!

  8. mianfr says: Jul 15, 2012 10:51 PM

    How is that person in high school? Running backs of the non-scholarship variety have to be scared to death.

  9. kozbee says: Jul 15, 2012 11:38 PM

    Got all them Auburn fans smiling thinking y`all can talk all the smack you want cause they the ones that got him.If he wants a tat so what,i bet alot of posters wished it was their school on his is right about how he got it,even if he paid for it,just hope its not your QB or RB he puts the hurt on..

  10. 808raiderinparadise says: Jul 16, 2012 5:46 AM

    When he gets caught for selling weed out his dorm and has to transfer to north alabama state he will have to feel some regret.

  11. dcroz says: Jul 16, 2012 6:29 AM

    He’s going to look funny with that tat when he changes his verbal three more times before NSD and he winds up playing for Clemson.

  12. dcroz says: Jul 16, 2012 6:31 AM

    And as far as who paid for the tat is concerned: look at his right shoulder. He already had tats, so it isn’t unreasonable to assume that he or his family have the means to pay for one. Not all black football players come from dirt-poor families, y’know.

  13. tampabayirish says: Jul 16, 2012 7:51 AM

    This whole story smells of “SEC under the table money.” Auburn outbid Alabama and the contract is the new ink.

  14. billf7095 says: Jul 16, 2012 8:14 AM

    This is another article that simply reminds us that these are 17 year old kids- not adults. They are still prone to make mistakes like we did at their age. The only difference is we made our mistakes in front of our friends and families. Now, due to social networking and the internet kids make mistakes in front of the whole world.

  15. ebrownwareagle says: Jul 16, 2012 9:26 AM


  16. kozbee says: Jul 16, 2012 9:56 AM

    @ tampabayirish

    With all the trouble the irish have been into lately.All the money ND makes off Television contracts,tell them to spend alittle bit themselves.Now we all know the SEC has never spent a dime on buying players.The SEC is the cleanest conference in college football…

  17. amp333 says: Jul 16, 2012 6:54 PM

    The ignorant comments from fans are plentiful that’s for sure. It amazes me that people are so absorbed in themselves that if someone makes a choice they don’t agree with, well then it must be because they are stupid or financially compensated. Get real! These are kids playing a game, and just because one decided to reevaluate a previous decision doesn’t make them stupid… It makes them human! We all made life changing decisions at that age, but our choices weren’t put on display for everyone to scrutinize!! Because this young man is blessed with talent he isn’t entitled to change his mind?? Calloway and Yeldon did last year.. Right? Oh but that’s ok because they chose the way YOU wanted them to??? Just because some of you have an unrealistic obsession with a particular school doesn’t mean everyone else does or should! Changing his mind doesn’t make him a liar and it doesn’t make him a loser and neither does getting a tattoo! These are kids..just trying to make a decision on what’s best for their future! SHAME on all of you that criticize him for making a choice he is free to make! He may flip 10 more times and so what if he does!?!?! I sure hope none of your children are ever subjected to an onslauht of morons like these some of these football players have been! When fans make ignorant comments it embarrasses the schools you represent! Stop being sore losers and move on! It’s the nature of the game! War Eagle Ruben.. I hope you make your home at Auburn, but if not I wish you all the success in the world!

  18. dcroz says: Jul 16, 2012 9:37 PM


    Are you “Black Tammy” from The Paul Finebaum Show?

  19. privers911 says: Jul 16, 2012 10:13 PM

    Who’s to say that he made a mistake by getting the tat? If that’s what this man wanted he’s entitled to it. Who are ya’ll to judge him? Where did ya’ll play college football? I’m guessing nowhere. So while ya’ll are sitting in front of your home computers talking smack Auburn will still be recruiting the country’s most elite players. War Eagle!

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