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Top recruit Reuben Foster cuts short Auburn visit… for Alabama trip

Reuben Foster Ink

Ah, nothing like a little bit of recruiting intrigue just three days ahead of National Signing Day.

When last we heard from Reuben Foster, the top-rated recruit in the state of Alabama had whittled his list of schools down to Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.  Foster also had a visit to the Tigers scheduled for this weekend, giving the AU coaching staff what many considered the last in-person shot at making an impression on the uncommitted linebacker.

Foster did indeed take that planned trip to The Plains.  However, the player lit the recruiting world afire Saturday evening when it was reported that he cut short his trip to Auburn and headed to Alabama.

Rivals.com, 247Sports.com and ESPN.com all confirmed the development.

The Birmingham News writes that “[r]umors of Foster’s surprise departure from Auburn appeared to have been confirmed by Alabama wide receiver Christion Jones, who tweeted on Saturday “Chillin with my boy Alvin and Reuben tonight” before deleting the message from his account.”  The “Alvin” in Jones’ tweet would appear to refer to Alvin Kamara, a four-star recruit who’s one of the top all-purpose running backs in the country.

Whether or not Foster’s decision to cut short his Auburn visit is a sign the linebacker is leaning toward the Tide remains to be seen.  Foster, the No. 13 player at any position in the country according to Rivals.com, is expected to announce his school of choice at a televised press conference Monday night at 7 p.m. ET.

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43 Responses to “Top recruit Reuben Foster cuts short Auburn visit… for Alabama trip”
  1. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 1:09 PM

    NATIONAL SIGNING DAY (NSD) is starting to look like
    NICK SABAN DAY.

  2. kattykathy says: Feb 3, 2013 1:30 PM

    Ring Ring

    “Hello”?

    “St. Nicky sent the duffle bag baby, I hid it all where we talked about”

    “Ok Mama, so what do I do now?”

    “Get your your self outta there, and get going to Tuscaloosa” He is waiting with an envelope and some girls at the location on the map that stranger gave you”

    Ok mama, but I still have time to visit here right”

    “NO BOY!!!!, Get your ass going NOW!” Nicky owns you now”!

    “Ok , i’m gone mama”

  3. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 1:45 PM

    One of the gratifying things about seeing your team win is being treated to the endless obsessive whining of pitiful losers …

  4. amosalanzostagg says: Feb 3, 2013 1:47 PM

    Katty,

    That is funny, even for this Bama alum.

    Too bad it doesn’t happen, because the NCAA would just love to have this type of info to start a file for an NCAA investigation.

    The NCAA has explaining to do on the U investigation.

  5. blitz4848 says: Feb 3, 2013 1:50 PM

    I guess that gives a whole new spin on the saying
    ” he was left holding the bag!”

    As well as to “the rich get richer!!”

  6. kattykathy says: Feb 3, 2013 1:51 PM

    @ amos

    Thank you. At least you ARE an alum.

    Some people never attended Bama. They just became infatuated out of the blue about 5 years ago. Who knows why,,maybe cause they resemble Big Al.

  7. tttrojan4life says: Feb 3, 2013 2:03 PM

    Why didn’t the article mention that he visited SDSU?

  8. amosalanzostagg says: Feb 3, 2013 2:09 PM

    tttrojan4life wrote on: Feb 3, 2013 2:03 PM

    Why didn’t the article mention that he visited SDSU?

    _________

    Moot point. The kid took a trip out to San Diego to check out the scene and see the babes, er, beach.

    Kids use recruiting trips to have fun and see the country. It’s about stroking their ego and in some cases, getting away from home for the first time.

  9. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 2:39 PM

    @katty …

    Dude (because we both know you’re a guy posting under a girl’s name) … you are hysterical. First you posted on PFT that I put out for the team. Now you’re posting that I resemble Big Al? Let me guess … you’ve also written “For a good time, call Deb” on the bathroom wall at your junior high.

    No, dear, I didn’t go to Alabama. My father’s family has lived generations in the state and I’m a lifelong fan. But when it came time to choose a college, I let my major be my guide and went to Mizzou. I’m sure the idea that you’d pick the best school for your major is foreign to you. But the idea of pretending to be a guy on a football blog is foreign to me. We’re even.

  10. kattykathy says: Feb 3, 2013 3:01 PM

    Once again the jealous loony singles myself out individually. I have not personally called you out. I made a generalization dear.
    Maybe it is YOU that is in gender denial. Have you been catfishing others also besides CFT?
    I urge professional help, and again, please stop addressing me personally, I’m tired of having to address your irrational behavior.
    Enjoy the game

  11. yaboig says: Feb 3, 2013 3:02 PM

    He needs to come on to Athens…. He becomes a Dawg and he will probably get PT as a freshman…

  12. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 3:21 PM

    @katty …

    Since you’ve addressed so many posts to me on both sites, all saying the same thing, your shout-outs are pretty obvious. The catfishing reference is nonsensical since I’ve been posting here for years under the same female name. I imagine you’ve had more than one persona on these sites, though I wouldn’t presume to guess how much gender-bending you’ve done. But it’s nice that Manti Te’o taught you a new word.

    Oh, and it’s a football blog, so I’ll address your snipes at Alabama–and your digs at me–whenever I please. Have a nice day, little troll.

  13. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 3:22 PM

    Hey Deb, I was fortunate to attend UA in the early to mid 70’s and have always been a die hard BAMA fan. But I’m also a huge SEC fan too. What’s wrong with being a fan of a school I never attended?
    I can’t help but wonder who’s kattykathy’s team. The way (s)he runs that mouth I’m thinking the U. Bunch of no class thugs that haven’t won anything in over 20 years.
    I imagine kk looking a little bit like Kermit the frog green with envy.

  14. novoodoo4409 says: Feb 3, 2013 3:23 PM

    KattyKathy > Deb…fact

    I’ve read some interesting posts on CFT…but Deb is the biggest loser…she or IT has the under-appreciated scholar syndrome…must be the combination of being raised as a redneck and then supposedly attending college..albeit in hillbilly country…she or IT is a joke…

  15. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 3:38 PM

    Fellow BAMA fans……did y’all see Derrick Henry’s photo on the Parade cover? He enrolled in January and will be playing in the A Day game in April.

  16. tuscaloosaguy says: Feb 3, 2013 3:38 PM

    I just wonder if he peed on the trees at Toomer’s Corner on the way out of town.

  17. kattykathy says: Feb 3, 2013 3:51 PM

    Seriously? Whats next?

    Are you going to scream “Oh yea, well my dad can beat up your dad”?

    So sad.

  18. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 3:53 PM

    @novoodoo4409 …

    First, hate to burst your bubble, but Southerners and Rednecks are not synonymous. While I’m very proud of the fact that my dad came from the cotton fields, I was born and raised in Central Florida without a red neck in sight.

    Second, apparently you aren’t well-versed in geography because Missouri is the plains–flatlands. So it’s unlikely anyone would say I attended college in “hillbilly country.”

    Third, although I’ve been blessed to have a good education, a scholar is someone who at minimum has a Phd. I am not close to being a scholar. Then again, I’m not underappreciated, either. I’ve been very successful.

    But thanks for your feedback. Writers always appreciate generating interest–even from critics.

  19. kattykathy says: Feb 3, 2013 4:05 PM

    Oh here we go again.
    Someone doesn’t agree with the catfish queen so she goes on the PMS attack.

    ranting and raving about how educated she is. How well versed she is. Blah Blah Blah
    Heard it soooooooooooooooooo many times.

  20. 11thstreetmafia says: Feb 3, 2013 4:06 PM

    Stay classy.

  21. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 4:06 PM

    @be4bama …

    How cool to have been there when Bear was coaching! We’ll never know what team katty-dude supports–if he even supports a team. I come to the football blogs to back my team and comment on the sport in general. I never rant bitterness at other teams–even our rivals. So people whose sole purpose is to spew hate at other fans and their teams don’t compute for me. That’s why fans of my team’s rivals told him to get lost when he was raving at me on PFT. You don’t have to act like a jackass just to support your football team. But I guess when you are a jackass, it’s impossible to act any other way :)

    Now this diehard Steelers fan is about to go cheer for the Ravens just like I cheer for SEC teams.

  22. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 4:11 PM

    @katty-dude …

    Thanks for making my case that you’re a guy. In addition to the many other sexist comments you’ve made, one thing a woman would never say is that another woman is going on a “PMS attack.” That is soooo guy LOL

    Have no idea why you are pretending to be a woman, Tootsie. But then … I have no idea why you are doing any of this weird stuff.

  23. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 4:20 PM

    Deb, my days at BAMA were awesome. I have a photo of me and the Bear from 1975, and it’s one of my most prized possessions!
    When it comes to the NFL it’s all about following the men from BAMA
    and other SEC teams. There are 2 BAMA men on the RAVENS so that’s why I want the RAVENS to win today.
    BTW…..Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler is a live long friend of mine so they would have to be my favorite NFL team overall.
    ROLL RAVENS

  24. bamafan36 says: Feb 3, 2013 4:20 PM

    @shittykitty

    I have no idea who Deb is. She and I have disagreed on these boards, as we have differing views, at times. With that said, every time I see anything about Alabama or Deb, your loud obnoxious mouth is not far behind. I would suggest that you get a life, and stop trying to live vicariously through others. And for goodness sake…..keep it above board, and at least attempt to be classy.

    To this post, can you imagine a young guy coming into a program such as AwBarn….where their HC is unproven and has no ties to the NFL? The HC’s wife is arguably certifiable! The program has been in disarray, and is under ANOTHER NCAA investigation. What is there to gain in Opelika for this young man? Alabama has huge upside, and develops good players into great ones……great ones into stars!

    Roll Tide!

  25. kattykathy says: Feb 3, 2013 4:32 PM

    Get a life Bama losers

  26. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 4:39 PM

    @be4bama …

    I am so jealous!! Keith Butler!!! You know Johnny Mitchell has been with the Steelers forever, too.

    My first NFL rooting allegiance is always the Steelers and it’s not in our best interest for the 49ers to win :) But it soooo helps that Ozzie Newsome is the Ravens’ GM and they have Mt. Cody and Courtney Upshaw! Plus, I respect them as our toughest rivals. It’s like Bama and LSU have been the last few years.

  27. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 4:49 PM

    No Deb, I don’t know Johnny. Keith and I grew up in the same neighborhood and graduated together. He an awesome man.
    Ozzie Newsome and I had several classes together and I also had Richard Todd in one of my biology classes.
    Have a great day and ROLL RAVENS!

  28. bamafan36 says: Feb 3, 2013 4:50 PM

    Hey, shiddykathy…..didn’t I already tell you that? LOL! It must have been lost in the use of larger than normal words. Let’s try it again……really slow……so that you are able to understand:
    Go. Troll. Somewhere. Else.

    Lift your large, stretch marked, pasty, flabby belly off of your knees, move away from your 1989 McIntosh, and drink a nice, tall, warm glass of shut the heck up!

  29. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 4:52 PM

    OMG bamafan36 I just spit my tea all over the computer screen. TOO FUNNY!!!!

  30. lasseter1113 says: Feb 3, 2013 4:54 PM

    KathyKathy = Novoodoo4409 = Petty, Jealous, Psychotic

    These people are OBSESSED with Alabama and this Crimson Tide fan loves it. Why you may ask? These jealous trolls come along with having a program as successful as Bama’s. So while they are annoying, the fact that they are always here is actually a good thing because it means Bama’s on top. So next time you read one of their envy driven obsessive rants, keep in mind that it’s just another day in the life of being the champs.

  31. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 4:59 PM

    Speaking of crazy trolls where have the likes of ukone, tony343434, Irishdodger, jpirish, etc gone? Hopefully back under their rock.

  32. bamasleeper13 says: Feb 3, 2013 4:59 PM

    @Deb
    I have followed your posts for awhile, always interesting and well written. I am a Packer fan but always liked the Steelers too. Pulling for Ozzies boys today too. Got to love Cody, Upshaw et all. The troll will give up eventually…

  33. cometkazie says: Feb 3, 2013 5:52 PM

    Deb and other ‘Bama fans,

    A good friend of mine in Baton Rouge played at ‘Bama finishing I think in 1970. He tells me that no one who played for Coach Bryant would refer to him as anything but “Coach Bryant,” not The Bear, Bear Bryant, Coach Bear, etc.

    It seems to me this respect doesn’t filter down to the fans. I am curious why this hasn’t happened, or has it and I am unaware of it.

    I’m sure my fellow SEC fans know where I am coming from with this and know I root for The Tide when they aren’t playing LSU.

    BTW, the three most famous persons I have spoken to are Coach Bryant, Robert Frost, and Glenn Gould.

  34. bamasleeper13 says: Feb 3, 2013 6:15 PM

    @cometkazie
    You are right, all I know refer to him as Coach, or Coach Bryant. I know some players on his last NC team and they always call him Coach Bryant. The man just demanded respect without saying a word.

  35. be4bama says: Feb 3, 2013 6:17 PM

    Cometkazie….only BAMA fans can use the phrase THE BEAR LoL
    And of course the players had to call him COACH BRYANT. Mr. Bryant wouldn’t of sounded right. You know southerners are sticklers for manners and there’s absolutely no disrespect when I refer to THE BEAR.
    Enjoy the SB I hope it’s a good game.

  36. jason1214 says: Feb 3, 2013 6:35 PM

    @be4bama…there is nothing for the trolls to say….except for Kathy…she needs an “off” button.

  37. bamafan36 says: Feb 3, 2013 6:36 PM

    @cometkazie

    My kids don’t call my professor “teacher” or “professor”. Unless you are very closely connected to Paul Bryant, you wouldn’t call him coach. I’m sure his children call him Dad, too.

  38. Deb says: Feb 3, 2013 6:45 PM

    Great posts on this thread!!! Thank you, bamasleeper13. Great respect for the Packers. It softened the blow when we lost to them in XLV because Dom Capers, Kevin Greene, and Darren Perry of your coaching staff were with the Steelers in our heartbreaking loss to Dallas in SBXXX, and it meant a lot to me to see them finally get their rings.

    You’re right, cometkazie, I’ve never heard his former players call him anything except Coach Bryant. Only fans call him Bear. But if you want to hear something funny–I refer to him as “Bear” in posts and when telling stories. But in my head, he’s always “Coach Bryant.” Same with Chuck Noll. I may refer to him as Noll when writing, but in my head, he is always “Coach Noll,” whereas I think more casually about Cowher and Tomlin. :)

  39. bamasleeper13 says: Feb 3, 2013 6:57 PM

    @Deb
    I have to respect the great history of the Steelers, who wouldn’t!!?? I mean the SB wins, the immaculate reception! They have always been a great franchise. Great coaching

  40. cometkazie says: Feb 3, 2013 7:37 PM

    Deb and all, thanks for the answers. I am of the same mind.

    Johnny said you can tell a fake ‘Bama player as they refer to Bryant as Bear.

    Those guys have a tremendous amount of respect for him and that respect was earned.

  41. mazblast says: Feb 3, 2013 9:43 PM

    I understand how long-ago Alabama players refer to their coach only as “Coach Bryant”.

    Thirty years ago, I worked for a company whose #1 guy had played o-line for Paul Brown at Massillon (Ohio) HS before WWII. He said that 35+ years later, when he lived in Cincinnati, he’d stop by the Bengals offices to pick up his season tickets and (the real reason) visit with his old coach. He still called him “Coach Brown” and referred to him as “the only man who can call me by my [somewhat effeminate] middle name and get away with it.”

    Some few men simply earn that kind of respect.

  42. kozbee says: Feb 3, 2013 11:12 PM

    Foster is there for one of two things.IMO its to be recruited or to recruit for another school.

  43. rsmeans says: Feb 4, 2013 1:39 AM

    Alabama is certainly moving up in the “hate world” which is understandable in that no one can beat them on the field and most recruits know that. Next year will be Alabama’s best year ever and I pity anyone who plays them.

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