So some kid name Reuben Foster who never stepped on the field for Alabama, and is still 9 months away from even signing an actual letter of intent, held a press conference to say that he is verbally committing to Auburn and not Alabama. The twitter and blog universe was all abuzz about his press conference and for no reason. At the end of the day, I just don’t care that much about Reuben Foster’s “lack of” commitment to Alabama. I know Alabama needs talent, but I don’t remember Rolando McClain, Donta Hightower, Courtney Upshaw, or DeMeco Ryans acting like this. And those guys only proved themselves in SEC competition and were drafted highly by NFL teams. Being a top recruit is great and everything, but what is even better is being a great player, like the aforementioned players, on a great team, which Alabama has proven they will consistently be for the foreseeable future.
It seems that people forget that Reuben Foster is an unproven high school senior. Does Reuben Foster project well at the linebacker spot? Yes, he is an athletic freak. Plus, if you are recruited by Coach Saban you must have that championship pedigree that he looks for. So, I am not here to put down Reuben Foster’s skills or desire, but he pulled a LeBron “The Decision” move. He can’t go to play for Alabama football now. Coach Saban has proven over and over that he won’t deal with drama queens, and Reuben Foster has proven that he is a drama queen.
In closing, I have a couple of questions for ol’Reuben Foster. Name three recent NFL linebackers from Auburn off the top of your head? Karlos Dansby and……..exactly. Alabama produces top-flight linebackers that get drafted highly and paid well (see McClain, Upshaw, Ryans, Hightower). Last question for the young man, how is that Clowney kid’s ring finger doing? If he had gone to Alabama, he would already have one with two more years to add to it. Just sayin’ Reuben Foster, you are an idiot or getting bad advice. Have fun losing to Alabama for four years cause you ain’t coming out after three cause Auburn doesn’t produce talent, they buy it.