Recruiting analyst feels LSU football has a legitimate chance to land nation’s top recruit

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LSU football is starting to look like a favorite to land the nation’s top 2021 recruit.

A few weeks ago, it appeared that USC was the favorite to land 2021 five-star recruit Korey Foreman, but LSU football has managed to creep into the picture and become a major factor.

Foreman, 6-foot-4/265 lbs from Corona, CA, is rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 1 2021 recruit in the nation.

The California native committed to Clemson in late January, but he decommitted in April.

Clemson, however, is still a factor for Foreman. The main reason he decommitted was because of Dabo Swinney’s policy concerning visits for committed players.

Basically, if a player commits to Clemson, they aren’t allowed to take visits elsewhere. Foreman wanted to take some more visits, which resulted in his decommitment.

LSU recruiting is heating up

247Sports national recruiting director Steve Wiltfong recently made a “crystal ball prediction” for Foreman to USC, but he’s now backing off that prediction a bit.

“The Crystal Ball is all USC. But I am scared my pick is wrong. I talked to some people who think he is SEC bound. I’m looking real hard at LSU and Georgia for Foreman,” said Wiltfong this week.

Wiltfong noted that the high number of SEC players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft was a reminder to Foreman that the SEC is the conference that routinely sends the most players to the NFL.

Another major factor for Foreman could be fellow five-star recruit Maason Smith, a Louisiana native that appears to be leaning toward LSU.

Foreman and Smith have developed a close friendship and would like to play together at the next level.

If the Tigers are able to land both Smith and Foreman — two five-star defensive linemen — it would almost be unfair to the rest of the SEC. LSU just keeps restocking talent and they’re showing no signs of letting up on the recruiting trail.

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There’s not a better place to be than Baton Rouge right now, so it wouldn’t be a shock if this scenario becomes a reality for the Tigers.