Five-Star Foster Takes In Auburn

Reuben Foster talks about his experience in Auburn on Saturday.

LaGrange, Ga.--Rated a five-star prospect for the 2013 class, Troup County linebacker Reuben Foster has already made his college choice but it didn't stop him from visiting elsewhere on Saturday.

A commitment to Alabama, the 6-1, 228-pounder was in Auburn to watch the Tigers claw out a tough win over Utah State at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

There watching cousin Ladarious Phillips play as well as close friends Quan Bray and Erique Florence, Foster said it was a fun time watching what turned out to be a wild win for the Tigers.

"I thought it was great," Foster said. "I thought it was wonderful to see Auburn do their thing. They had their ups and downs, but they came through and got the victory.

"I thought it was over, but it surprised me when he caught the pass and they scored. Then they kicked and got it back. It was amazing."

Having the opportunity to sit down with Auburn Coach Gene Chizik following the game as well as several of the coaches, Foster said he likes what the Tigers talk about in terms of family as well as what they're talking about with him on defense.

"I've seen a lot of family," he said about Auburn. "I know most of the players up here. I know "A" (Florence). I've got my cousin there.

"He (Chizik) said it's a family there and there's no place like it. He said if I came in I would have a chance to play or earn a starting job. He said he believes I could start. That sounds great. I just want to have a chance somewhere."

Reuben Foster is part of a strong class of prospects in the state of Georgia scheduled to sign in February 2013.

Admitting he has probably been to Alabama 13 or 14 times, Foster said he wanted to check out Auburn to see what it was all about for a game. He said having the opportunity to see Jordan-Hare Stadium was a positive for him.

"I thought the atmosphere was great," Foster said. "The fans were out. The people that escort you are very nice. The coaches are nice. It's wonderful up there."

Already a verbal to rival Alabama, Foster said he's getting plenty of talk from his family member and friends on the Auburn roster.

"Yea, they're working on me," Foster said. "But they told me I'm a hard shell to crack open."

Planning on making more visits to Auburn as well as several more schools, Foster said it's important for him to keep an open mind even though he's already given a commitment.

"I'm just not going to keep going to one (school) because you never know what will happen," Foster said. "That's what my momma tells me. She said to just keep my options open. She doesn't want to see me get hurt so that's what I'm doing."


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