Last year, Daphne (Al.) running back T.J. Yeldonmade headlines when he publicly flipped his commitment from Auburn to Alabama weeks before enrolling early with the Tide in January.
Now it looks like Auburn has settled the score.
In a press conference earlier this week, consensus No. 1 linebacker recruit Reuben Foster decided verbally, and in a still non-binding fashion that he would be playing for Auburn instead of Alabama.
“I have a lot of respect for Alabama and the coaches and all the other people and the fans,” Foster said in a prepared statement. “But at the end of the day, I felt like Auburn University is the place for me and my family and had the best situation for me and my family. I am 100 percent confident with my final decision. I feel great about my decision, and I’m excited to get started.”
At 6-foot-2, 228 pounds, Foster is the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com; the No. 7 overall prospect according to 247Sports; the No. 2 overall prospect by Scout.com; and the No. 2 prospect by ESPN.