Defensive end Korey Foreman could play anywhere. There isn’t a single college football program in the country that wouldn’t welcome the Centennial five-star recruit with open arms. He’s that good, and he already knows where he will play at the next level.
Heading into his senior year, Foreman is the nation’s No. 1 prospect for 2021, according to Rivals and the 247Sports Composite. The 6-foot-4 strongside defensive end from Corona, California, has had a rollercoaster recruitment thus far. For starters, on January 26, Foreman announced he would be taking his talents to play for head coach Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers when his high school career is over.
DE Korey Foreman Recruiting
Foreman’s offer list is as long as it is impressive. It featured college football powers such as Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Tennessee, Texas, and Texas A&M, and Pac-12 schools Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, USC, Utah, Washington, and Washington State.
At the end of the day, however, it was Clemson who won the recruiting battle all the way in South Carolina after his Junior Day visit.
“God’s purpose is to make something great out of you! It is up to you whether you will fall in line with His leadership or resist it… I am 110% COMMITTED to Clemson University. #ALLIN”
— Korey Foreman, via Instagram
Korey Foreman’s “Clemson” Tattoo
If anyone needed clarification for how serious Foreman’s commitment was, he even got a tiger tattoo on his left forearm to prove it.
Just a few weeks later, though, Foreman decided his Tiger tattoo wasn’t solely meant for Clemson after all. Multiple reports came out that Foreman was decommitting from Clemson, which is rare for Dabo Swinney’s program. He could still end up a Tiger, but the West Coast product appeared interested in using the next few months to weigh his options.
Korey Foreman Highlights
At 6-foot-4 and 265 pounds, all you need is a couple of plays to realize Foreman is the real deal, and why many say he has NFL-level talent. He’s incredibly explosive off the line with the size and athleticism to make it a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks.
Foreman deserves to be the top player in the class. Whether he ultimately ends up at Clemson or not, expect the defensive star to make an immediate impact.
UPDATE (July 9, 2020): On Twitter, Foreman reopened his recruitment by announcing the seven schools he’d be considering. The post included an ode to the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, Howard University — an iconic Historically Black College and University located in Washington, D.C. — was the first school on Foreman’s list.
Recently, Makur Maker, a top-20 basketball recruit, also committed to Howard.
It would be a ground-breaking and monumental decision if Foreman chooses to play at an HBCU.
“I am a young black man that is happy and proud of my race. The Black Lives Matter movement is and forever will be powerful and definitely never forgotten. These are the schools I will now be focusing on the most. Set the standard and
.. be different”
Foreman’s list includes Howard, USC, Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Clemson and LSU.
Korey Foreman Commits to USC
UPDATE (January 3, 2021): It’s official. The No. 1 overall prospect in America (and the 12th-best high school recruit ever) has chosen to take his talents out west to the USC Trojans. The Corona, Calif. (please, no COVID-19 jokes) native is staying home.
Southern California fought off the likes of some major SEC programs to land their five-star gem in this recruiting class. Hopefully Foreman can be a key piece in bringing USC back to prominence and a potential College Football Playoff berth.
This post was originally published on January 27, 2020. It’s been updated several times tracking Foreman’s recruiting.