Korey Foreman, a five-star defensive end and a player that many consider the #1 overall player in the 2021 Class, decommitted from the Tigers on Tuesday. Foreman first committed to the Tigers back on January 26th while on his visit for Clemson’s elite Junior weekend. He was also their only five-star commitment.
It’s been reported that Foreman’s decommitment was due to Clemson’s no-visit policy. It’s also been reported that he has wanted to take official visits prior to National Signing Day but Clemson’s policy prevents players from taking official visits after they pledge to join the program.
The really strange thing about the decommitment is this. Why would a player decide this during a dead period when no visits, whether they are official or unofficial, can be taken? Especially a player who was so committed that he went out and got a tattoo of a Tiger on his arm to show it off.
Is there more to this story? Is there another team out there that’s pushing for him to give them a shot behind the scenes? Yeah, we are looking at you USC.
Is there someone in his camp that doesn’t want him to travel across the country to play football? Is it just a teenager wanting to use his free trips before deciding on a school? Will fans ever get to see what Bryan Breese and Foreman could do on the field at the same time?
At this point, like the Coronavirus, there seem to be more questions than answers and no one knows the answers to the many questions surrounding this decision except Foreman himself at this point.
One things for sure though, Dabo has not wavered on his policy and it’s worked well for the Tigers to this point. Dabo and Company also aren’t waiting around on him. They have not only already started looking around to see who they can replace the spot with but have offered another DE, in four star Keanu Koht, out of Vero Beach, Florida.
It will be interesting to see how this unfolds and which teams surface as it does. Foreman still has his offer…. until he doesn’t.