Just when you think the Bagman's pockets can't get any deeper, he/she/it goes out and proves you wrong.
Five-star linebacker and delicious sandwich/beer combination Reuben Foster, a long-time Alabama commit that is one of the best players in the 2013 recruiting class, switched his commitment to Auburn this afternoon at a press conference in the Auburn High School cafeteria. Foster, who measures out in the 6-foot-2 and 240 pound range, announced his intent to play at Auburn 361 days after originally committing to the Crimson Tide. In recent days, Foster told reporters that his loyalty to Alabama was "100 percent," but many recruitniks have long suspected the linebacker would be making the switch to either Auburn or Georgia.
Foster becomes the third five-star player on the defensive side of the ball to commit to Auburn in what is shaping up to be a mighty impressive 2013 class. The Tigers now have 16 players committed to sign in 2013, and if Gene Chizik and staff close as well as they have started, the class could end up being one of Auburn's best ever*.
Now that Foster is set to come to the Plains, all eyes are on Georgia defensive back commit Tray Matthews. A four-star safety out of Newnan, Ga., Matthews has become close friends with Foster during their time spent together on visits and at camps. On July 1, Foster told UGASports.com's Anthony Dasher that the two would "definitely" be playing their college ball together, "no matter the school," and Matthews later shared the sentiment on Twitter. Matthews has said his commitment to Georgia is solid, but if those previous statements are truly genuine, he will be ditching the red and black for the orange and blue. When might that happen? Who knows, but speculation is no doubt headed for a fever pitch.
The Bagman has really taken the Auburn Creed to heart, y'all. He/she/it is doing work, hard work.
*Of course, these are high school kids we're talking about, and it's a long way until Signing Day. Now that Auburn has Foster, the Tigers have to find a way to hold on to him.