College Football Recruit Reuben Foster Decommits from Auburn, Georgia in the Mix

Jon HancockSenior Analyst IApril 2, 2017

Reuben Foster, an elite middle linebacker from Auburn, Ala., decommitted from the Auburn Tigers Friday morning, according to Justin Hokanson of

Foster told Hokanson that Georgia, LSU, Washington and Miami are now in contention.

Foster made an unofficial visit to Georgia on November 24 for the Bulldogs' game against Georgia Tech. He made his visit with Georgia safety commit Tray Matthews, who is one of Foster's best friends.

The 5-star recruit was committed to Alabama until this summer when he switched to Auburn. He even got an Auburn tattoo on his forearm after his commitment to the Tigers. He started to question his commitment after Gene Chizik was fired as the head coach, mostly because of his relationship  with assistant head coach Trooper Taylor.

Foster told Kipp Adams of, "I am waiting to see what happens with Coach Taylor because my relationship with him is different than a regular coach to player relationship.”

Foster is considered the best middle linebacker in the 2013 class by He had 80 tackles and five sacks in his senior season at Auburn High School.

Chad Simmons of says of Foster:

There are not many weaknesses in Foster's game. He is an elite linebacker that attacks the football and he plays with speed from sideline to sideline. He is an instinctive linebacker that can move side to side with great quickness. He doesn't have a lot of experience in pass coverage, so he'll have to improve in that area, but overall, there are not many better. He made an early impact in high school and I expect the same in college.

The Georgia Bulldogs currently have 30 commits for the 2013 class, including five linebackers. They currently have the 11th-best class according to

Whichever team picks up Foster will have fantastic talent who can make an immediate impact as a freshman.