It seemed like a long time ago that Korey Foreman wasn’t even considering USC. He was, afterall, committed to the Georgia Bulldogs for awhile.
Now, he’s decommitted from UGA and said he wants to take part in his official visits and look at other schools. Those schools all include Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Oregon and of course your USC Trojans.
In an article on ESPN.com, staff writer Tom VanHaaren recently predicted that Foreman, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit (according to 247Sports), will commit to USC.
DE Korey Foreman
6-foot-4, 265 pounds
ESPN 300 rank: 3
Teams in the mix: Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Oregon, USC
Foreman recently decommitted from Clemson, in part because he wanted to continue taking visits and looking at other schools. He can’t visit any schools during the dead period, so it might be a while until his recruitment picks back up and he works toward his next decision.
USC has been making a concerted effort to “take back the West,” and landing Foreman, the top prospect in the state of California, would be a big statement for the program. California’s top-rated prospect in the past two recruiting classes has gone out of state, including quarterback Bryce Young, who flipped from USC to Alabama.
USC has a lot of competition with Foreman, one of 13 five-star prospects in the 2021 class. Foreman has talked about wanting to play with defensive tackle Maason Smith, and if that happens, Georgia and LSU could have an opportunity to capitalize with a package deal.
Nevertheless, a few schools have a legitimate chance to land Foreman.
That would be quite the get for Clay Helton and Co. To be able to keep top-notch talent in California is one thing but to keep up with his ‘take back the west’ initiative is another.
Helton has already pulled in quite the class for 2021 and if you grab someone like Foreman to that mix, it becomes one of the nation’s best recruiting classes.
Not only is Foreman good for this class — the consensus No. 1 on 247Sports Composite — he actually has graded out as the 12th-best recruit in the 247Sports era on their composite ranking.
Lead Expert Greg Biggins also seems to agree with VanHaaren, as Biggins also predicts USC in the 247Sports Crystal Ball.
As for Foreman, if you wanted to get to know him, all you have to do is see some highlights and read what the experts are saying. It’s quite favorable, to say the least.
He’s pegged as a likely first-round pick in three years, comparing to New Orleans Saints DE Cameron Jordan.
National 247Sports Writer Charles Power writes:
Owns a broad, thick frame and added over twenty pounds during the offseason prior to his junior year. Tests as a good, if not elite athlete in combine settings with agility being his best area. Was the defensive line MVP and top edge rusher in one-on-one’s at teh all-star camp as a rising junior, showing advanced speed-to-power and technical ability. Combines his initial quickness off the line with an array of pass rush moves and skills. Can dip and bend off the edge in addition to walking offensive linemen back with his strong hands and bull rush. Plays for a top high school program in Southern California and faces top competition on a weekly basis. Missed approximately half of his junior season with a knee injury, but showed his reactive quickness and plus play strength prior to going down. Has the skill set to be an ideal edge-setting strong-side defensive end but could potentially reach the size where he could play multiple spots along the defensive line depending on scheme and down and distance. Continues to look like one of the top overall prospects in the 2021 cycle and one of the more talented defensive linemen to come out of Southern California in several cycles. Projects as a multi-year impact starter at the Power Five level with the upside to develop into a first round NFL Draft pick.
While Biggins has this to say on Foreman:
Has a prototype frame for a strong side rush end. Has plenty of room to add good weight by the time he hits college. Is a versatile defensive end who could play in any scheme. Is very strong, quick off the ball and has multiple ways to beat a tackle. He plays with advanced technique, uses his hands well and has the power to bull rush or long arm a tackle in to the quarterback or beat him off the edge with quickness. He plays with a motor and is very good in backside pursuit. He’s a plus athlete who’s strong at the point of attack and shows enough athleticism to break down and make plays in space. Can continue to improve as an athlete but really checks off every box and is still filling out as he matures. Projects as a impact upper tier Power 5 starter and future high round NFL draft pick.
Again, it’s likely a long ways out for Foreman to get on campus, so his decision will likely be delayed, but he’d be one worth waiting for. He’d be the cornerstone on the defensive side that joins the likes of 4-star recruit QB Jake Garcia as top players at their position to stay in California.
Just look at this monster.
Here’s hoping he makes the call, and stays out west, and commits to USC. Remember, Korey, it’s always best to FIGHT ON!