Originally written December 07, 2012 on Bush League Chronicle:
Reuben Foster is widely considered one of the top high school prospects in the nation. Naturally, his services are being sought after by many of the top college football programs around. This includes both SEC schools from his home state of Alabama.What makes the 5-star linebacker's story so noteworthy isn't the fact that he has already rescinded verbal commitments to both Auburn and Alabama, but rather that he decommitted from Auburn this week despite getting the school logo tattooed on his forearm.You see, Foster originally flipped his commitment from the Crimson Tide to the Tigers this summer thanks to some heavy recruiting by Auburn assistant coach Trooper Taylor. But now that new Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn is clearing out the staff of the old regime, it's caused Foster to open up his recruitment.From AL.com:"In an interview with ESPN earlier this week, Foster said "If Trooper Taylor stays at Auburn, I am all in. If he goes, I will see where he goes too. I just need to see where he ends up. If he goes to another school, I will go there. Hopefully that school will want me too because I would love to follow him."Foster tweeted out that he would keep the tattoo regardless in honor of former Auburn player Ladarius Phillips, who was shot and killed earlier this year. Via Deadspin.
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