Sept 3, 2011, Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Steve Sarkisian talks with his players as they stretch during pregame warmups against the Eastern Washington Eagles at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE

Top Linebacker Reuben Foster Visits Washington


The nation’s top linebacker, Reuben Foster, is currently on an unofficial visit to Washington. His hometown is Auburn, Alabama and is currently committed to play for Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide.

While up participating in the Nike hosted event, The Opening in Oregon, Foster was dealing with a minor injury so he decided to take the three hour drive up to Seattle and see the Washington campus. Washington is one of the many programs hoping to steal him away from Alabama.

The latest story about Foster is that he is 100% committed to Alabama from 24/7 Sports yesterday. The article is a paid article so we can’t dive in too much but Foster may just be enjoying the recruiting process and being one of the best players in the country.

There isn’t an expectation that he will switch his commitment to UW but this is more the fact that the Huskies are flashing their “recruiting guns” by getting him to drive up to Seattle. Especially, because many Husky fans were/are worried that Oregon has an advantage in recruiting with The Opening being in their state. Though the location is actually Beaverton not Eugene.

Foster is rated as the number two prospect in the country by both Rivals and Scout. He is also listed as the top linebacker by both sources. He is an impressive linebacker with explosive speed, strength, and uncanny ability to find and destroy the ball carrier.

Wonder what the best linebacker in the country looks like, check out his video from last season:


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