Over the last few days, rumors burbled that Korey Foreman planned to re-open his recruitment. On Tuesday afternoon, though, Grace Raynor from The Athletic broke the news: Foreman, a 5-star defensive end, de-committed from Clemson.
Initially, Foreman, who hails from California, committed to Clemson in January over USC, Texas and Oklahoma.
Korey Foreman, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2021, has decommitted from Clemson, a person with direct knowledge tells The Athletic. Distance from home played a factor for the defensive end and California native.
Story coming within the hour.
— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) April 21, 2020
Clemson still has a strong 2021 class in the mix: nine commitment, all 4-star ranked inside the top 300 nationally. However, this is a tough blow for the Tigers, who make their living defensively along the line of scrimmage.
247 Sports rates Foreman as the No. 1 player in the state of California and the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2021 class. The 6-foot-4, 263-pound Foreman projects as a future first-round talent.
A belief exists that Foreman wants to take other official visits, and then recommit to the Tigers. However, per Raynor, the cross-country distance from California to Clemson played a role in the decision, too.