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Five-star Auburn commit Foster to meet with investigators

The Class of 2013 linebacker switched his verbal pledge from Alabama. Dave Miller

Print This August 13, 2012, 02:10 PM EST

Reuben Foster, one of the best defenders in the Class of 2013, will meet with NCAA investigators on Monday afternoon to discuss his change of high schools and college commitment, according to Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Arguably the nation’s top overall recruit in the 2013 class other than Clemson pledge Robert Nkemdiche, Foster transferred from Alabama's Troup High School to Auburn High School 40 miles away this past spring. And the five-star linebacker last month announced he would be heading to Auburn instead of Alabama after being committed to the Crimson Tide for 12 months.

The 6-2, 242-pound Foster recorded 144 tackles and 14 sacks in 2011.

Foster's mother said that NCAA wants to meet with her son to make sure nothing illegal occurred when he changed high schools, specifically whether or not a college booster was involved in the process. His mom maintains that a booster was not involved and that nothing illegal occurred.

Foster has said that he left Troup High because his coach, Charles Flowers, was fired after last season. Since he decommitted from Alabama, however, Foster has been on the receiving end of a lot of backlash because of his flip to an in-state rival. His mother said, however, that less travel to games as well as the death of cousin Ladarious Phillips in the recent shootings at Auburn played a role in Foster's decision to reverse course and select the Tigers. His mom says that Foster wants to carry on Ladarious’ legacy at Auburn.

Auburn is also dealing with an issue involving freshman running back Jovon Robinson, who reported to school but is being held out of practice while the NCAA investigates allegations that his transcript was falsified, according to the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.

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