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August 13, 2012

Foster's meeting routine AHSAA inquiry


AUBURN -- Reuben Foster and his mother on Monday met with officials from the Alabama High School Athletic Association as part of a routine evaluation of the linebacker's transfer to Auburn High earlier this year.

The AHSAA is conducting similar interviews with several players who changed schools in recent months, including defensive tackle Darius Paige of Foley High, who is committed to Alabama.

Foster, who committed to Auburn in July, has not spoken with anyone from the NCAA, three sources confirmed to AuburnSports.com on Monday night. Those same sources said the NCAA isn't involved.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported via their college recruiting blog Monday that Foster and his mother, Anita Paige, met with NCAA representatives Monday afternoon.

"They want to make sure there was nothing illegal done to get us down here, or anything like that," she told the newspaper. "They want to make sure there wasn't a college booster involved. No, there was not a booster involved or anybody from the college involved. There was nothing illegal."

When contacted by the newspaper Monday night in an effort to clarify with whom she interviewed, Paige declined to comment.

Foster, who stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 228 pounds, is the nation's top-rated inside linebacker and No. 2 prospect overall. He is a five-star recruit.

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