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Top LB recruit backs off commitment to Auburn

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Rueben Foster, one of the nation's top high-school football prospects, decommitted from Auburn on Friday.

Foster, ranked the No. 1 inside linebacker in the country by at least one recruiting service, will have a long list of suitors. According to reports, the leading candidates are Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Miami and Washington.

It was not clear whether Auburn remained in the mix or when Foster might make a decision on a new school.

The Tigers fired Gene Chizek after the season and replaced him this week with Gus Malzahn, their former offensive coordinator.

Malzahn did not retain Auburn receivers coach Trooper Taylor, who recruited Foster.

Foster has changed his mind before. He was committed to Alabama before opting for Auburn during the summer. He also switched high schools this past year, going from LaGrange (Ga.) to Auburn, Ala.

The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Foster is scheduled to participate in the Under Armour All-American game on Jan. 4 in St.Petersburg, Fla.
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