USC football gets biggest pick up in years with No. 1 recruit Korey Foreman

USC football defensive end Drake Jackson. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
USC football defensive end Drake Jackson. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /

Korey Foreman, the No. 1 prospect in the class of 2021, picked USC football

USC football’s biggest recruiting battle of 2021 has ended in victory.

Korey Foreman closed out the All-American Bowl Declaration Day special on NBC by revealing his college choice, picking USC over Clemson, Georgia, LSU and ASU.

Before making his decision, Foreman thanked God, his teammates, his coaches, his high school staff and administration, the programs that recruited him, his teammates and his family.

Korey Foreman just made USC football’s year

Foreman is the No. 1 prospect in the 247Sports composite. Among all-time recruits, he ranks 12th, tied with Joe McKnight as USC’s most heralded recruit ever.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder has been a monster for Corona Centennial’s defense. In eight games as a junior, he had 32 tackles and five sacks with seven hurries before suffering an injury. The year before he had six sacks. On the camp circuit, he was undeniably dominant.

Foreman is expected to be an elite pro prospect with Greg Biggins comparing him to Cameron Jordan of the New Orleans Saints. That’s high praise for a defensive end with great size and athleticism.

The fun part for USC is knowing Foreman will get to pair up with former teammate Drake Jackson. The two should give the Trojans some serious threats in the pass rush when they’re on the field together.

Landing Foreman is a huge victory for USC, especially knowing how the Trojans have struggled to keep other top prospects home. They missed out on Bryce Young, Justin Flowe and Kayvon Thibodeaux in recent years. Securing Foreman is a major swing in the right direction.

Foreman was the second big pickup for USC on Saturday. Four-star cornerback Ceyair Wright from Loyola picked USC earlier in the All-American Bowl special. The Trojans emerged with two Top 100 additions to the 2021 recruiting class.

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