Reuben Foster is a 5-star inside linebacker recruit, and he's arguably one of the best defensive players in this 2013 recruiting class.
He's easily the best inside linebacker in the class—ranked No. 1 overall by the 247Sports Composite Rankings—but if you needed more proof of that, look no further than this hit from Foster in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game.
Everything about it is literally picture perfect from a football standpoint.
He reads the power-lead play perfectly and comes away with the huge hit, but it all starts with his first read-step. Notice how his first step is right to the "B" gap off the get-go, and he takes the perfect angle to get underneath the guard pulling from the backside and the fullback leading through.
A less talented linebacker would most likely not be able to make that play without giving up yards, but Foster's fundamentals (vision, first step and angle) combined with his natural explosion, quickness and athleticism allows him to shoot the gap, get under the blocks and make the tackle.
Speaking of the tackle—what a tackle it was. Foster's hit was a thing of pure football beauty, and it's going to be a highlight that college football coaches around the country are sure to notice.
Since decommitting from Auburn a few weeks ago, Georgia has been thought of as his new favorite (they're listed as the only warm interest on his 247Sports interest list),and he's scheduled to take an official visit to Georgia, as well as one to Washington. He also plans to visit LSU, Miami and probably South Carolina per Kipp Adams of ESPN. Alabama and Auburn could also still be in the running for his commitment (again).
Foster is 6'1'', 240 pounds and runs a 4.60 40 according to 247Sports. He has the measurables and talent to be an elite linebacker at the college level.
Expect many more plays like this one in Foster's future, wherever he ends up.