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Foster verbally commits to Alabama -- again

ATLANTA (WTVM) - Auburn HS linebacker Reuben Foster verbally committed to Alabama on Friday night while a guest on Fox Sports South's football recruiting show, "The New College Football Show."

Foster, surrounded by his family, with his 4-year old daughter A'Ziya Blackmon sitting on his lap, made the announcement in a halting voice.

"You know I gotta do it for family," Foster said. "And I love my family, especially this little nugget, right here man. I will be attending...." -- he paused -- "the University of Alabama."

He called the whole recruiting process overwhelming. Foster narrowed his choices down to Alabama, Auburn and Georgia. He stated that it was difficult to pick because his best friend is at Georgia, his daughter lives in Auburn, and he grew up an Alabama fan.

Foster originally verbally committed to Alabama while a junior at Troup High School in LaGrange, Ga. he transferred to Auburn High for his senior year, and flipped his commitment to Auburn University last July, getting an Auburn logo tattooed on his right forearm.

But the firing of head coach Gene Chizik, and with him head recruiter Trooper Taylor led Foster to de-commit and reconsider his choices.

A verbal commitment is not binding. Signing Day, the first day to make college choices official and to formally accept scholarship offers, is Wednesday.

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