There can’t be too many more coaches happier than Clay Helton currently. During the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, five-star defensive end Korey Foreman, announced he would be committing to the USC Trojans.
Foreman is 247Sports.com top recruit in the Class of 2021. Coming from Corona, California he grew up just an hour out from the Trojans campus. As you could imagine they have been viewed as heavy favorites throughout his entire recruitment. He was a stud defensive end for the Centennial Huskies before having to sit out the year due to a canceled season.
This is not just a big win for Clay Helton’s job security, but for the school in general. Keeping such a highly coveted recruit in state spells well for them going forward. Prospects like Bryce Young and Kayvon Thibodeaux both left the state for football reasons. At one point Korey Foreman was committed to the Clemson Tigers, and looked like he would be leaving as well. Luckily for the Trojans though he reopened his recruiting process, and were able to convince him to stay home.
Alabama, Oregon, LSU and Clemson all were in Foreman’s consideration before he committed to USC. He will be joining a class definitely could use a boost on the defensive side of the ball. Before his commitment the biggest recruits they had landed were both pro-style quarterbacks. They also have four-star running back and early enrollee Brandon Campbell, and four-star receiver Kyron Ware-Hudson.
While USC does have commitments from four-stars such as cornerback Prophet Brown and outside linebacker Julien Simon; the commitment from a talent like Korey Foreman is unmatched. He is the biggest recruit to land at USC since the late, great Joe McKnight. According to 247Sports he is the 2nd best prospect int USC history, and by far the best lineman the school has had in over 20 years.