2013 LB. Reuben Foster "Wants to visit Michigan"

Submitted by robbyt003 on January 4th, 2013 at 11:24 AM

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Following up on a Sam Webb report, 2013 commitment Henry Poggi tells me that five-star LB Reubon Foster "wants to visit Michigan".  He says they've been talking a lot and that he thinks Foster is serious about taking a visit.

It's still a long-shot either way, but apparently it's worth at least speculating on in regards to a visit.  Director of Player Personnel Chris Singletary was following him on twitter yesterday afternoon; this is only meaningful because Singletary is the guy who sets up and coordinates recruit visits.

I know this was touched on yesterday in another thread, but felt it was thread worthy with this update.  This would be a HUGE GET for Michigan.  

His Rivals Profile - Link

He's listed as a 5 star and the #6 player in the nation.  

TREMENDOUS

Comments

SF Wolverine

January 4th, 2013 at 12:04 PM ^

But, seems unquestionable that a visit puts us in a better position than no visit.  I know the board is down on the numbers of top kids that we lose out on, but have a little perspective.  Everyone wants four- and five-star kids.  Hoke & Co. have definitely landed a very nice share of the four-star crowd since arriving in Ann Arbor; only way to start hitting that mark for five-stars is to have more irons in the fire.  Welcome to the fire, young man.  We hope you join the greatest program in the country.

Perkis-Size Me

January 4th, 2013 at 12:08 PM ^

I'm not getting my hopes up. I think he'll stay in SEC country, but everything I've heard about him is that he is a force to be reckoned with at linebacker. He's already got the size and physicality to play, and perhaps start right away at almost any school.

TSimpson77

January 4th, 2013 at 12:10 PM ^

Here we go, he's got a spot reserved on the bus with Dee Hart, Demar Dorsey, Leon McQuay and anyone else who has been highly touted and still never made it here.

BrownJuggernaut

January 4th, 2013 at 12:27 PM ^

All this Reuben talk made me hungry, so I went to the local sandwich shop and picked one up. May be that's why Hoke & Co are interested. They're hungry and they want a Reuben. A giant one at that. They just have to pick him up.

Space Bat

January 4th, 2013 at 12:50 PM ^

I doubt he'll end up here, but damn, I can't help but get excited, the kid is a monster. If we got Foster that would be five 4-star and one 5-star recruits at linebacker the past two years. Not to mention we still have Jake Ryan for two years, god willing. Michigan would be turning into linebacker-u if we nabbed Foster.

Nosce Te Ipsum

January 4th, 2013 at 2:24 PM ^

I was able to watch the video interview with Foster and Poggi. Foster doesn't seem like the most intelligent person but he seems like a good guy. I don't know what you've heard (probably something to do with pay for play) but he reminds me of Dorsey in the fact that he might want a fresh start somewhere far away. That is yet to be determined but I would welcome a talent like that and have faith that they staff would help mold him into not only a great player but a great man.

True Blue Grit

January 4th, 2013 at 3:00 PM ^

but he is definitely a long shot.  It's strange to see a 5* prospect from Alabama that hasn't fallen into the clutches (yet) of either The Tide or Auburn.   Pulling players like this out of the deep south is very hard to do.  But, a campus visit makes it at least possible.  

Hokemadness27

January 4th, 2013 at 3:14 PM ^

What a long shot he is for us. Now I understand the hype, but that kid bounces from school to school. If for some divine reason he decides to come here it better be the day before or the day of signing day because if it's sooner that gives him enough time to voice to another school. I hope we get him though, after watching his film he is really fast and can tackle really well.

Don

January 4th, 2013 at 9:43 PM ^

but a teenager in Foster's position and location coming all the way up north to attend Michigan strikes me about as likely as Brady leaving for an NFL job. Neither are worth spending any time thinking about for Michigan fans at the moment. Teenagers are generally fickle as hell, constantly falling in and out of love with new things, and Michigan is a new thing for Foster. If he actually takes a visit that will be an achievement by itself.

Saban would free up a scholarship for him in about 15 seconds.