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Analyst Names 2 Schools To Watch For Nation's No. 1 Recruit Korey Foreman

Lloyd Cushenberry prepares to snap the ball.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 07: Lloyd Cushenberry III #79 of the LSU Tigers prepares to snap the ball in the first half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the SEC Championship game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 07, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

On April 21, Corona (Calif.) Centennial five-star defensive end Korey Foreman decommitted from Clemson after three months as a pledge. The move sent shockwaves throughout the recruiting world.

For one, Clemson never has prospects decommit. And secondly, many expected that Foreman was now headed to USC, signifying a major recruiting coup for embattled head coach Clay Helton.

Not so fast though. According to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Steve Wiltfong, Foreman might be heading South after all. He just won't be going to Clemson.

On today's episode of the "College Football Daily" podcast, Wiltfong discussed Foreman and what his future holds. He mentioned two schools he has "a keen eye on" right now, and neither is USC.

"I talked to some people that think he is going to go to the SEC. I'm looking real hard at LSU and Georgia for Foreman," Wiltfong said. "But USC has a lot going in this recruitment: from proximity, a new energetic coaching staff on the defensive side of the ball, and the relationship with the Trojans and their budding star defender Drake Jackson, whose father trains Foreman. I see all that, but I also talked to someone close to Korey Foreman after the NFL Draft, and the draft was a reminder that the SEC continues to have more and more players. And Kirby Smart recently saying that's not going to change and in fact it's going to slant more to the SEC."

Wiltfong also mentioned a potential package deal involving Foreman and five-star defensive tackle Maason Smith out of Louisiana. The No. 2 defensive tackle and No. 20 overall recruit in 2021, Smith is projected to choose LSU.

Right now, Wilftong's 247Sports Crystal Ball still has Foreman going to USC, but he said he needs to lower his confidence in that pick to 1 on a 1-10 scale.

"I don’t think he decommitted from Clemson due to proximity," Wiltfong explained. "I think he decommitted from Clemson because he wanted to go through the process and make sure he was making the right decision and take more visits."

It sounds like the fight to land Foreman will go down to the wire.

[ 247 Sports ]