By WVUA Staff

TUSCALOOSA — With Trey Depriest gone, the Crimson Tide football team will look to its young players for a replacement in the middle of its defense.

Reuben Foster is one player who has really impressed the coaches this spring and looks like the favorite to start next to Reggie Ragland at linebacker next season.  Head Coach Nick Saban had nothing but good things to say about Foster following yesterday’s practice.

“Reuben is doing a really good job. He’s had a really, really good spring. He hasn’t had the problems with injuries,” Saban said. “His consistency has been really, really good. He had a good scrimmage. He’s practiced pretty well every day.

Foster, a sophomore from Auburn, was a five-star prospect coming out of high school. Over the last two years Foster has received his opportunity by playing on special teams and has made many big plays. He will be looking for his playing time to increase for his junior year, as he hopes to secure a starting position in the Crimson Tide defense.

“He’s made tremendous progress,” Saban said. “I think sometimes the mental toughness thing of when it gets a little bit hot, when you get tired, you stay focused and sustain — he would be one of the young guys I would put in the category of needing to learn how to do that better.”.

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