Strong Bond Between Foster & Richt

ATHENS - For Reuben Foster, trips to Georgia mean long talks with coach Mark Richt are soon to take place.

And those discussions, like the ones that occurred during his visit to Athens Saturday, don't usually center on football.

"Some coaches are all about football, but he is not," Foster said. "He is a good coach, but he is more than that. He can make me better all around, and I like that."

The long-time Alabama commit is clear -- he's still aligned with the Crimson Tide. The nation's No. 1 linebacker in the 2013 class, Foster plans to continue visiting other schools to make sure he's making the right call.

Georgia will be one of the the schools under consideration, especially after the visit during the Mark Richt Camp this weekend.

"It was awesome up at Georgia," Foster said. "It was good to get back, connect with the coaches again and see how it is like we are friends again."

Plenty of people paid Foster attention throughout the day. He and Richt spoke frequently and at length. Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham chimed in as often as he could, too. But perhaps just as important, Foster spent a great deal of time with numerous Georgia commitments, most notably 2013 cornerback Shaq Wiggins, of Sandy Creek High.

The entire scene provided Foster a positive atmosphere and gave him a good vibe.

"My interest in Georgia never left and it is still there," he said. "I just wanted to get up there Saturday to give them another chance, see what I felt when I was there and just see what type of feeling I have there. I still feel very good at Georgia. I feel very comfortable with the coaches. I love the people there, and the environment is great."

The 6-1, 245-pound Foster has been to Athens many times. And he knows what the Bulldogs have to offer. All things considered, it's his relationship with Richt that keeps bringing him back.

"I talked with every coach on the UGA staff at some point, but I definitely spent the most time with coach Richt," Foster said. "Other than coach Richt, the other coaches joked around with me, talked a little football and just goofed off, but it was different with Coach Richt.

"Coach Richt is a good Christian man. He is very truthful. He is honest, and he is caring. He is full of good wisdom, and I took in as much as I could on Saturday."

While he's not sure when he'll return for another visit to Georgia, Foster was clear in saying, "I will be back."


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