Montgomery, Ala. – The nation's No. 2 rated prospect had an eventful night in week 2 of the high school football season. Rated as the No. 1 middle linebacker in America by Scout.com, Reuben Foster did a little of everything helping his Auburn High team to a decisive 48-2 victory over Jeff Davis.
Foster was his usual self against the run, making seven tackles in only a half of football before Auburn head coach Tim Carter pulled the first-stringers.
Foster was also solid in pass coverage and had a spectacular play on a blitz where he forced a fumble on the quarterback and tackled the Jeff Davis player who recovered it.
"I was blitzing," Foster said. "Coach said blitz. I was happy at the moment because it was my first blitz. I had my hand on the ball and forced the fumble. I tried picking it up, but I had to make the tackle again."
In the second quarter Foster was called into action as a lead blocker in the shotgun formation on the goal-line. He had several hard hits as a linebacker, but his hit as a blocking back was the hardest of the night.
"I enjoy blowing up people," Foster explained. "If I don't blow up anybody, I'm not doing hard work."
The Auburn starters were pulled late in the second quarter, but returned for a series in the second half up 41-2.
With a second and one at the Jeff Davis 28, Foster lined up next to Cameron Echols-Luper for a zone read play. Echols-Luper attemped to give to Foster, who lost the ball. However, Foster picked the ball off the turf and ran 28 yards breaking a pair of tackles for the final score of the game.
"The ball slipped," Foster said. "I was so soaking wet. I tried to make a pocket. It fell out, I had to go get it, and it fell right back into my arms. I was happy."
Of Foster's running ability, Carter said, "He's actually in our top four running backs. We're going to use him, but we didn't have to much in this game. I did want to get him a couple of carries and get him in there and get him a couple of carries and a chance to block. He's a good running back."
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As far as recruiting, Foster said he's done.
"I've got no visits coming up," he explained. "It's just Auburn. Straight Auburn. I plan on going to all of the home games this year and staying focused in class."