Foster's ready to return to UW

Foster's ready to return to UW

Reuben Foster did not know what to expect the first time he visited Washington, but after being blown away in July, the top linebacker is ready to return this weekend.

"I fly out to Washington on Friday," Reuben Foster told Scout. "I am ready to get back out there. I loved it out there the first time and I am ready to get back."

Foster has been on many college campuses over the past 24 months, but the one farthest away has a different draw.

"I love the atmosphere at Washington. I never thought I would like a school that is so far from home, but I like it a lot.

"I just felt good when I was there and everything felt right for me in that environment. I liked the stadium, the coaches, the water around the campus, and all of that. I am ready to get back up there."

Some may wonder if Foster could really leave his home state of Alabama and travel close to 2,500 miles to live for the next four year.

Foster was quick to respond to that.

"I need to get away, I need a new home, and I need to eliminate some distractions I have around me, so yes, I have no problem going to Washington.

"I never thought I would be saying that, but it is true. I want a new start and I have been thinking about that. Distance is not going to matter to me.

"I kind of fell in love with them when I visited them the first time and they have been on my list ever since."

This will be Foster's first official visit and he only has one more scheduled at this time. He does not know how many he will end up taking between now and Signing Day.

"I will go to Washington and then Georgia on January 25, but I am not sure after that," he said. "I may visit Auburn the weekend after Washington just so I can stay close to home and work on my work at school, but Miami is a possibility too.

"I am not sure if I will take a fourth or fifth visit. LSU is still a possibility, but I have not decided yet."

Foster is the No. 1 linebacker in the country and the No. 2 overall prospect in the country on Scout.

He plans to announce his decision on Signing Day.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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