January 4, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Nitro lineback Reuben Foster (2) rushes during the first half at the Under Armour All-America high school Game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football Recruiting: Reuben Foster's Saga Ends Tonight, Or Does It?

The bizarre soap opera known as the Reuben Foster recruitment comes to its blessed end at 9 p.m. central tonight on Fox Sports South’s “The NEW College Football Show.” At least we think it does.

A lot could happen between tonight and National Signing Day, so fans of all schools in contention will hold their collective breath until Foster’s elusive signature comes in.

Meanwhile, some in the media are doing their best to pretend Friday night never happened. Here’s an excerpt from Matt Scalici’s story from Al.com:

“The latest twist in Foster’s recruitment took place last weekend when during his official visit to Auburn, Foster surprisingly left the Auburn campus and headed to Tuscaloosa ….”

Newsflash:  It was the least “surprising” exit in the history of recruiting visits. When a drunk Auburn player starts hurling racial slurs, as several reports have it, what would anyone expect Foster to do?  Maybe the player allegedly doing the hurling on Friday can play quarterback next season. No one else down there seems able to throw anything that hits a target.

Meanwhile, sources close to the Auburn program have all but conceded Foster to Alabama. That seems likely, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned about Foster, it’s that uncertainty is the only certainty.

In any event, if Foster plays the game as well as he “plays the game,” somebody is gonna get a can’t miss prospect on Wednesday.

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