Back in April, Korey Foreman de-committed from Clemson. The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Foreman, rated as both the No. 1 defensive end and top overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, initially committed to Clemson in January; however, three months later, he elected to reopen things. Foreman, who hails from California, said he would still consider Clemson, though.
Foreman has now announced his top seven schools, which includes Clemson, and a surprise team, too: Howard, an FCS program. Following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a modern civil rights movement has been triggered — with a wave of social protests and public demands all over the country.
The movement has woven itself into college athletics, too — in a variety of ways. One such way is blue-chip prospects in basketball and football now considering Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Last week, 5-star center Makur Maker made himself a leader for this specific concept — committing to Howard over Kentucky, UCLA and Memphis.
I am a young black man that is happy and proud of my race. The Black Lives Matter movement is and forever will be powerful and definitely never forgotten. These are the schools I will now be focusing on the most. Set the standard and
.. be different pic.twitter.com/YDjHSndKuS
— Korey Foreman (@koreyforeman54) July 9, 2020
The other five programs are Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Oregon and USC. Southern Cal is viewed as the favorite to land Foreman; however, the inclusion of Howard in such considerations looks like another step in the right direction.