Auburn High senior linebacker Reuben Foster has given a verbal commitment to the University of Alabama.
The announcement came late Monday night on live on Fox Sports South.
Foster returns to the Tide after de-committing from them in July of 2012 and flipping to Auburn. The five-star prospect the de-committed from Auburn after the change in coaching staff in December.
Foster, visibly nervous, said he didn't make his decision until he was on the way to the network's Atlanta studios.
"I will be attending the University of Alabama," Foster said after a pause. "Why? I've loved Alabama since I was a pup. Raised as an Alabama fan, from my mom to my dad. I was just confused. I went on the air and just came out with the heart."
The recruiting process obviously took a toll on Foster.
"It's crazy how fans blow up your twitter and call you names," he said. "It hurts."
After blowing up on the national scene at Troup County High School, Foster transferred to Auburn High in April of 2012. That July he de-committed from Alabama, switching to Auburn.
"Coach Trooper [Taylor], he showed me something new," he said of his initial switch to Auburn. "I fell in love with him. But it's not all about emotion. It's about the business now. I was mad and upset because he left, but it's a business decision."
Foster took his official visit to Auburn on Saturday, Feb. 2, but left early, and ended up in Tuscaloosa later that night.
No commitment is official until a recruit signs a National Letter of Intent. Foster will do so Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. EST in the Auburn High media center.