Reuben Foster to Alabama: Twitter Weighs in as 5-Star LB Picks Crimson Tide

Tim KeeneyContributor IFebruary 4, 2013

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The Reuben Foster soap opera finally came to an end on Monday night when the 5-star linebacker announced he will be attending the University of Alabama in the fall.

CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman gave us the confirmation:

OK, well considering the back-and-forth, unpredictable nature of Foster's recruitment, the soap opera probably isn't officially over until his fax comes in on national signing day on Wednesday, but this chapter is at least over.

When Foster, who is ranked as the No. 1 linebacker and seventh-ranked overall prospect according to 247 Sports' composite rankings, announced his decision live on television, the Twitter world unsurprisingly came alive.

Some of the responses were unfortunately ugly, as many fans were unhappy to lose out on the insanely talented (and sometimes controversial) prospect, but some were entertaining.

Let's take a look at the latter.


Twitter Reaction

As was probably expected, much of the hoopla was surrounding Foster's Auburn tattoo, which was a major headline both when he got it and when he decommitted from the Tigers back in December. 

The "SEC Logo" Twitter account set the stakes by providing a picture and noting the potential awkward situation if Foster picked Auburn's rival:

Well, he did.

No worries, though. Sports Illustrated's Stewart Mandel had an idea of how to sidestep any future uneasy moments:

It's not all so bad, though. This Alabama supporter reminded us that A.J. McCarron might be the real winner of the night:

Of course, for all the jokes that get made about Foster's tattoo, Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee reminded us that the work of art indeed has more significance than collegiate rivalries:

Consider it been. 

The Seattle Times' Bob Condotta (along with a lot of other viewers) was getting a little anxious, and posted this tweet a good 22 minutes after the announcement show officially began:

Foster's announcement didn't come until 10:55 p.m. EST, but that type of drawn-out process is the norm with these type of things.

And it might not even be the end. Wes Mitchell of speculated that Foster could still truly be undecided:

Oh boy.