Found December 07, 2012 on The Victory Formation:
PLAYERS: Gene Chizik
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Reuben Foster, a five-star linebacker in the 2013 recruiting class, is having serious commitment issues. Foster had a year-long verbal commitment with the Alabama Crimson tide as a junior, and made news when he announced over the summer that he … Continue reading →
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