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Reuben Foster, With Auburn Tattoo, Picks Alabama

Reuben Foster, the No. 1-ranked linebacker in the country who sports an Auburn tattoo on his right forearm, chose rival Alabama in advance of National Signing Day on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Foster is an inside linebacker and the No. 16 recruit in the ESPN 150. He originally committed to Alabama two years ago before decommitting this past July and saying he was going to Auburn. But in December he retracted his commitment again.

Clearly, Foster either had a tough time making a decision or just has a problem making a final choice. His recruitment has been a story worth following. He moved from Georgia to Auburn, Ala., signaling he wanted to be a Tiger. He got an Auburn tattoo, which confirmed that thinking.

Foster made official visits to Washington and San Diego State, and, last weekend, he reportedly left his official visit to Auburn a day early to take an unofficial trip to Alabama.

Could be that until he signs, nothing is guaranteed.

In adding Foster, the reigning national champions and coach Nick Saban — assuming Foster actually signs a letter of intent — boost the Crimson Tide even closer to another No. 1 recruiting class.

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