Reuben Foster Picks Alabama, Even Though He Has Auburn Tattoo

Reuben Foster is headed to Alabama, even though he’s got the logo of the team’s rival tattooed on him.

After originally committing to Auburn, the top prospect committed to join the national champions in an announcement on Monday night. In the announcement Roster was joined by fellow ESPN 150 recruit Alex Collins, who picked Arkansas.

Foster adds another star to what is already believed to be the best recruiting class this season for Alabama.

Linebacker Reuben Foster was ranked as the No. 16 high school recruit in the nation. He had originally committed to Alabama two years ago, but in July decommitted and and chose Auburn instead. Foster even went so far as to have the Auburn logo tattooed on his body, ESPN noted.

Reuben Foster’s recruitment process has been closely watched, Sports Illustrated noted:

“Foster’s recruitment has been a wild one in a process where nothing is shocking anymore. Considered by many to be the top prep linebacker in the country, Foster initially committed to Alabama in July 2011 before his junior year of high school. He was a student at Troup County High School (LaGrange, Ga.) at the time, but spun some heads when he and his family opted to up and move to Alabama so Foster could transfer to Auburn High.”

Though Foster also looked at some other teams since his original decommitment from Alabama — including west coast programs Washington and San Diego — Crimson Tide fans got a good sign from the recruit last weekend. Reuben Foster was on an official visit to Auburn when he decided to leave early and take an unofficial trip to Alabama.

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