With the Super Bowl and the 2012 NFL season officially over, some think the media coverage of football has ended. Instead, college football is about to jump back into the limelight for another week as the National Signing Day begins on Wednesday. Some of the nations top recruits are set to make their verbal commitments on Wednesday. Choosing not to wait until Wednesday, Reuben Foster, a 6-foot-2, 230-pound 5-star linebacker verbally committed to Alabama tonight.
The nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker and No. 16 overall recruit in the ESPN 150 announced Monday night that he now plans to attend recently-crowned national champion Alabama. He had previously verbally committed to Alabama two years ago, decommitted last July, gave a verbal to Auburn, and then made a second decommitment in December when former head coach Gene Chizik was fired along with his lead recruiter, Trooper Taylor.
The interesting part of this story is that Foster has a tattoo of Auburn, Alabama’s SEC rival, on his forearm.
Foster tweeted in December that he is choosing to keep the tattoo, in remembrance of Auburn player Ladarious Phillips who was killed during a shooting off-campus last summer.
Not getting rid of the tattoo supporting my big cuz Ladarius Phillip R.I.P#keepingit
— Reuben Foster (@reubenfoster_FG) December 7, 2012
Maybe during his tenure at Alabama, Foster will get an Alabama tattoo or two.
Check out the picture of the tattoo below: