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Reuben Foster, five-star Alabama recruit, pays homage to Nick Saban by dressing up as him to sign letter of intent

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There's nothing like a little sucking up to the new coach on national signing day.

The Opelika-Auburn News tweeted out a photo of linebacker Reuben Foster, a five-star player on's rankings, signing his National Letter of Intent, and his attire was hilarious. He wore the same style hat and Alabama vest/pullover that Nick Saban usually wears out to Crimson Tide practice.

[Related: Recruit with massive Auburn tattoo chooses Alabama]

Foster is well known for a couple things: being one of the best players in high school football, and having an Auburn tattoo. Foster was the No. 13 overall player on the list and a great get by the Crimson Tide. He probably doesn't need to dress up like Saban to get in good with the new coach, but a little imitation flattery never hurts.

Now Foster will be known for the huge expectations that await in Tuscaloosa, and a really funny stunt on signing day. Perhaps the Saban straw hat will someday be as much a part of Alabama fans' gameday gear as the Bear Bryant houndstooth look.

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