October 08, 2011; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban reacts to a call on the field in the second quarter against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-US PRESSWIRE

Alabama Football: Reuben Foster to Decommit?

Reuben Foster will be making followers of Alabama football recruiting nervous this morning.

The nation’s No. 1 inside linebacker prospect – and an Alabama commit – has called a press conference for Thursday, where he will make an announcement at Auburn High School.

Foster has been verbally committed to the Crimson Tide for nearly a year. However, two recent developments have fans following Tide recruiting nervous.

First was his transfer to Auburn High from Troup High in his hometown of LaGrange, Georgia this past spring. Then came is three-day visit to the University of Georgia, where his close friend Tray Matthews has committed to play.

Both Matthews and Foster have said they plan to play together in college.

“I’m definitely going to play with Tray – period, no matter what the school,” Foster told UGASports.com earlier this month.

Foster, 6-foot-2, 230 pounds, has been committed to Alabama for nearly a year. He gave an early pledge to the Tide on July 18, 2011.

Some Crimson Tide fans have considered his transfer to Auburn High as good as decomitting. In the cutthroat world of college recruiting, anything is possible, as we’ve seen in the last several months. Tide, Tiger and Bulldog fans will hold their breaths today, and hope for the best.

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  • John Mitchell

    At The Opening Foster said he was 100% committed to Alabama. Strange to see this big of a flip so quickly. I think he’ll either de-commit and reopen his recruitment, or up and and commit to Auburn or Georgia. Still a LONG way off from National Signing Day though.

    And like Aaron Suttles said on twitter last night, Alabama signed the top LB class in 2012, and his high on 5-star LB Matthew Thomas’ list. So this will be far from the end of the world if Foster changes his mind.

    • BamaHammer

      Either way, the reports of Alabama’s demise will be, as usual, greatly exaggerated.