Devastating USC Football Rush End injury opens door for Korey Foreman

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USC Football Rush End Romello Height was just announced by Lincoln Riley to have undergone shoulder surgery this week and will probably miss the remainder of the year. The next man up philosophy calls for Korey Foreman to step up in his absence. Both he and Height split time at Rush End this year.

Height did miss Week 3, though, so things were shuffled a bit differently when that happened. In fact, things have been turbulent over there all season, as Height had to come out of Week 2's game with his shoulder injury. He even had to leave Week 1 early for a targeting call that few agreed with. Unfortunately, Height continues to have to battle adversity this season.

Height wasn't able to record any tackles in his limited time this year. Foreman hasn't had the best start to the season; recording just five tackles through these three games. He will have expanded opportunity now with Height out, and it will be crucial playing time for the former No. 2 overall recruit in all of America for the 2021 class (all recruiting rankings and ratings in article are as of 247Sports).

USC Football's Korey Foreman is the No. 12 recruit in 247Sports history.

Korey Foreman was a mega-prospect for the USC football program, and will have the opportunity to fulfill that potential very shortly. He was the No. 1 D-Lineman and No. 1 player in California for his recruiting class for a reason. Ability is not his issue.

He unfortunately only had 11 tackles last season (3.5 for loss) and just 2.5 sacks, but he only played eight games. Is is a negative that he only played eight games? Perhaps, but it's also important to remember that his development was bound to be stunted in that first year given who his defensive coordinator was in Todd Orlando.

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Now that he has a real DC in Alex Grinch, who has taken this defense from maybe the worst in USC history to second in the country in sacks, he has the type of coach who can develop him. Foreman has the talent, he has the defensive coordinator, and now he'll have the opportunity and plenty of playing time.