Heralded recruit Reuben Foster is back on the market.
Reuben Foster is an Under-Armour All-American.
The five-star prospect from Auburn (Ala.) confirmed via text Friday morning he has de-committed from the Auburn Tigers.
Foster, ranked as the No. 1 inside linebacker and No. 8 overall prospect in the 247Composite, told Dawgs247 he will now look strongly at Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Miami and Washington.
It is not known if Auburn is still being considered.
Georgia coaches are at his school today.
Foster was very close with his primary recruiter at Auburn, Trooper Taylor. But it was announced this week that Taylor will not be retained by Malzahn.
Foster is among the most touted -- and well-known -- prospects in the 2013 class.
He committed to Auburn in July after having previously been committed to Alabama.
Not long after he committed to the Tigers, Foster got a tattoo of the Auburn logo on his forearm.
During the offseason, Foster also switched high schools, moving from LaGrange (Ga.) Troup to Auburn High. The move was sparked by a coaching change at Troup. Foster left Troup not long after his coach there, Charles Flowers, was fired. Foster considered Flowers to be a mentor.
This fall, even though Foster maintained he was firm to Auburn, he made visits to Georgia and LSU.
It is worth noting that a handful of Foster's friends, notably safety Tray Matthews of Newnan (Ga.) and cornerback Shaq Wiggins of Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek, are Georgia commits.
"Somebody is about to get a stud that's in the SEC," Wiggins said.
Asked what kind of shot Georgia had at landing Foster, Wiggins replied, "A high, high chance."
Asked about Foster, Matthews responded via text, "Me + Reuben = dominant defense and reckless."
At this time, it is unclear what kind of timeframe Foster has for making a final decision.
The 6-feet-1, 250-pounder will compete in the sixth-annual Under Armour All-America High School Football Game on Jan. 4 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.. The game will be televised live on ESPN.
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