Five-star LB Foster decommits from Auburn

Reuben Foster has decommitted from a school for the second time, backing out of his Auburn pledge and opening his recruitment back up.

Reuben Foster, the nation's top linebacker in the 2013 recruiting class, has decommitted from Auburn.

"I am opening up my recruitment," Foster told Scout on Friday. "Recruiting is all about relationships and the person (assistant coach Trooper Taylor) I built the relationship with (at Auburn) is no longer there."

Foster was first committed to Alabama before switching to Auburn over the summer.

He and Taylor have a very close bond and with head coach Gene Chizik and his staff out at Auburn, Foster is now looking around. Auburn hired its own former offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, most recently the head coach at Arkansas State, to replace Chizik.

"I am not positive right now who I am looking at and I have not narrowed my list down or anything," Foster said of his recruitment. "I am going to weigh all of my options and see what happens with all of the coaching changes. I will then make a decision that is best for me."

Foster flipped from Alabama to Auburn back in July.

Foster's change of heart brings up a dilemma for his right forearm. Shortly after committing to Auburn, Foster tattooed the school's "AU" logo there.

The Auburn High School star will take the ACT on Saturday and then take his official visits in January after playing in the Under Armour All-America game.

He has a visit set up to Washington on the weekend of Jan. 12. He mentioned Miami as a possibility the following weekend. Foster also said Georgia would likely get a visit.

What about Auburn?

"They are pretty much out of it," he said.

Foster is a five-star recruit and is rated as the No. 2 overall prospect in the country by

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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