Robert Foster to Alabama: Twitter Reacts to 5-Star WR Recruit Choosing the Tide

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Robert Foster to Alabama: Twitter Reacts to 5-Star WR Recruit Choosing the Tide
Courtesy: 247Sports.com

Robert Foster, one of the top wide receiver recruits in the class of 2013, has decided to play college football at Alabama, according to John Garcia Jr. of Fox Sports. He chose the Crimson Tide over Pittsburgh.

The 5-star prospect is ranked as the No. 2 wideout in the class and No. 23 overall by 247Sports.com, which lists 21 schools as having shown interest in the playmaker. He's the type of game-changing player college coaches dream about.

Foster, a Pennsylvania native, possesses a terrific combination of size and athleticism which allowed him to star at Central Valley High School. Alabama fans will certainly hope that he's able to carry over that success at the next level.

Given the massive amount of attention surrounding his decision, expectations are surely going to skyrocket once he steps on campus. Judging off his performance in high school, Foster has the talent to live up to the hype.

As usual, the high-profile commitment caused Twitter to erupt with a flurry of comments about Foster's decision and what it means for everybody involved. Here are a handful of the social media messages:

The first thought that came into a lot of minds is the rich getting richer. It's a sentiment shared by Alex Scarborough of ESPN's TideNation as Alabama adds another piece to an already terrific roster.

Chris Dokish of the blog Panther's Prey, which covers Pittsburgh athletics, weighs in with his perspective on the decision.

Even though he had the option to remain in Pennsylvania, Joel Peretic of the Pittsburgh Sports Report believes that it's tough to blame Foster for picking the Tide.

Jared Shanker of ESPN reports on the factors the went into Foster's choice.

Rivals' Mike Farrell talks about the impact on Pittsburgh, and also talks about the perception of Alabama after landing another star.

UnlimitedTide takes a graphic look at Saban's "reaction" to landing Foster.

Foster changed his mind late in the process, according to Chris Peak of Panther-Lair.com. He was originally leaning toward Pitt.

The Crimson Tide continue to land elite recruit after elite recruit. It's not hard to figure out why they keep contending for national titles when you see the parade of talent heading to Tuscaloosa.

 

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