LSU football could have a shot at landing nation’s top 2021 recruit

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LSU football, along with every other program in the country, is in hot pursuit of 2021 five-star defensive lineman Korey Foreman.

LSU Football isn’t considered among the top contenders for 2021 five-star defensive end Korey Foreman, but the Tigers might have a shot at landing the elite recruit.

Foreman, 6-foot-4/265 lbs from Corona, CA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 player in the nation.

The California native recently decommitted from Clemson, mostly because of Dabo Swinney’s strict “no visits to other schools once you commit” policy.

Rivals recently ranked the contenders for Foreman and they have USC and Clemson as the favorites to land the elite defensive end.

But it wouldn’t be wise to rule out LSU.

Fellow five-star defensive lineman Maason Smith (who is close friends with Foreman) told Rivals earlier this month that Foreman was “set on LSU during the new year when Raesjon Davis committed”. Smith then mentioned that Tigers defensive analyst Kenechi Udeze, whom Foreman was close with, left Baton Rouge to become the linebackers coach at Vanderbilt.

The departure of Udeze was the “breaking point” for Foreman according to Smith.

But it’s not all bad news for LSU.

Smith followed up that statement by saying “he (Foreman) never really clicked with any other coaches like he did him (Udeze), but now that he has to I think he’s definitely looking at LSU heavy.”.

Smith and Foreman would like to play together at the next level. And they’re planning on taking some official visits together (including a visit to LSU).

For now, though, it certainly appears that LSU is behind USC and Clemson.

But with Bo Pelini in the mix on the defensive side of the ball, and the recruiting prowess of Ed Orgeron, it’s certainly that possible that LSU could stun the recruiting world and land Foreman.

And if that happens, it almost certainly means that Smith will follow.

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You can’t rule LSU out for anyone at this point, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see the Tigers become a huge factor for Foreman.