Reuben Foster in dilemma

Reuben Foster, five-star linebacker from LaGrange-Troup County, Ga., has a lot to think about with the news of his former head coach who was recently fired. The nation's elite prospect and Tide commitment shared his thoughts about the situation with Andrew Bone.


"I am definitely thinking about leaving," said Reuben Foster. "He was the reason for me playing football here. I will not play here without him.

"I don't have any options right now. I am trying to figure out what to do. They hired a head coach, but it's just temporary. I don't have a clue right now what I am going to do.

"I did speak to the Alabama coaches about it. They told me to do what I think is best. They said they can't do anything about it."

Foster visited Tuscaloosa this past weekend. He saw one of the top recruits in Georgia, Tyren Jones, pull the trigger for the Crimson Tide.

"That's my boy," Foster said about his future teammate at Alabama. "I didn't know he was going to commit so fast. I was telling him to go ahead and commit. He told me there was some temptation to go ahead and do it. I am glad he did.

"I love the way the class is shaping up right now. I am working on a lot of guys trying to get them to get on board. I am trying to get Robert [Nkemdiche]. I talk to a lot of guys really. If they look good, and the coaches want them, I am going to talk to them.

"I just got off the phone with Tray [Matthews]. I know he likes them [Alabama]. He is going to go over there to visit here in a few weeks. I'm working on him. We are actually going over to Georgia together this weekend."

Foster is taking visits to other schools and enjoying the recruiting process. He has talked with the Alabama coaching staff about the unofficial visits.

"They have just told me if I want to take visits to take visits," Foster said. "They told me I know where home is. I understand how they feel. They seem OK with me taking visits. I am solid with my commitment to them though."

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