Clemson is definitely in the race for its former commitment and national top prospect DE Korey Foreman of Corona, CA. Foreman committed to the Tigers January 26th and decommitted April 21st because he wanted to visit other schools, something he couldn’t do as a Clemson commitment. Since then he has done his due diligence and Wednesday he named his top seven schools… Clemson, Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Southern Cal and Howard.
No doubt there was much gnashing of teeth by the Clemson staff when Foreman decommitted, and he said with Clemson on his short list, he wants to get back to where things were with them before.
“I would say I’m trying to build as much of a rapport back with them as possible,” Foreman said. “I’ve been busy and I haven’t been reaching out to that many college coaches. But now that my top seven is out, I have told myself that I need to face reality. So I’m going to reach out and I’m going to be the best I can to see where I fall, and whoever wins, wins.”
Defensive tackles coach Todd Bates is Clemson’s lead recruiter with Foreman, and he has done his best to keep open the lines of communications.
“We talk as much as possible, but like I said, I haven’t been able to reach out due to all that’s been going on which made me push everything back,” Foreman said. “Let’s say all this was marked out and I would have all the time in the world to be able to reach out to all those college coaches again, me and Coach Bates were like best friends.”
And if there were any doubt about Foreman’s seriousness about Clemson this time around, he said there shouldn’t be. He said he feels the same toward the Tigers as he did leading to his commitment. .
“I do, I do, but certain things I’m taking under consideration,” Foreman said. “I like doing research and little things about different colleges and other things like that. I’m just trying to pay attention and know exactly if I do go to Clemson, where I’m actually committing to and a whole of other stuff like that. The next time I commit will be the last time I commit.”
Foreman has not set dates for his official visits but he confirmed that three of them will be to Clemson, Georgia and LSU. So, what will he be looking for this time as he goes thru the process again?
“It’s not really what I’m looking for,” Foreman said. “I mean, I committed to Clemson for a reason, and it is because I actually loved it. But right now it’s just me being able to sit back and take my time on everything. But if me committing back to Clemson happens, It will be because of everything that made me want to commit in the get-go.”
Clemson has two defensive end commitments in the class in Cade Denhoff and Zaire Patterson. They’ve missed out on some other defensive ends they offered after Foreman’s decommitment, all the while keeping the door open if Foreman decided he wanted to come back.