High School Recruit with Auburn Tattoo Commits to Alabama

by Corey Dean Hall

In honor of national signing day, here’s the story of Reuben Foster. Reuben, a highly rated linebacker, was verbally committed to Auburn University only to decommit and verbal to Alabama. The only problem? Reuben has an Auburn tattoo, and he intends to keep it:

The nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker and No. 16 overall recruit in the ESPN 150 announced Monday night that he now plans to attend recently-crowned national champion Alabama. He had previously verbally committed to Alabama two years ago, decommitted last July, gave a verbal to Auburn, and then made a second decommitment in December when former head coach Gene Chizik was fired along with his lead recruiter, Trooper Taylor.

Foster Tweeted in December that he is not getting rid of his Auburn tattoo in support of his cousin, former Auburn player Ladarious Phillips, who was killed in a shooting near campus.

 With all this drama over his tattoo, it’s a good thing he isn’t going to Ohio State.

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