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Reuben Foster earned MVP honors at the Under Armour All-America Game.

Reuben Foster, the nation's top inside linebacker, committed to Alabama in an announcement today.

The 6-foot-1, 240-pound super-athlete starred on both offense and defense this year for Auburn High School (Ala.), but in college he will be a full-time linebacker. MaxPreps recruiting expert Tom Lemming and both list Foster as the No. 1 inside linebacker in the class of 2013. Lemming also lists Foster as the No. 3 overall recruit in his class.

"I was impressed with his ability to shed blockers and make plays. When he hits you, you stay hit," said Lemming. "He shows an uncanny ability to get to the ball."

Foster showing his ability on defense.

At the end of what's Matt Scalici called "one of the most dramatic and unpredictable recruiting sagas in recent memory," in which Foster committed to Alabama, switched to Auburn, and then decided to open up the field once again, he had narrowed the candidates down to three schools: Auburn, Alabama and Georgia.

Foster had also taken visits to Washington and San Diego State, although neither school was considered by experts to be a realistic option.

Foster recorded 80 tackles, five sacks, 10 tackles for losses, four fumble recoveries as a senior in leading his team to an 11-2 record, and once again earned first team All-State honors. He was named co-MVP of the Under Armour All-America Game.

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