LSU football trending for nation’s top rated 2021 recruit

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LSU football could be the program to beat for the nation’s top rated 2021 recruit.

There isn’t a more coveted 2021 player in the country than five-star defensive end Korey Foreman, and LSU football is firmly in the mix to land him.

Foreman, 6-foot-4/265 lbs from Corona, CA (Centennial), 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.

Dabo Swinney’s strict “no visits to other programs once you commit to Clemson rule” was a factor in Foreman’s decision to decommit (though Clemson is still reportedly a factor).

Foreman recently made it clear to Rivals that he plans to attend the same college as 2021 five-star defensive tackle Maason Smith, 6-foo-5/316 lbs from Houma, LA.

Smith, of course, is also one of LSU’s top targets.

Rivals reported this week that “some think that both Smith and Foreman could end up at LSU”. They also noted that LSU is a frontrunner right now for Smith.

Can LSU land both elite players?

The program that appears to be the main competition for the pair of elite defensive linemen?


Foreman is reportedly a big fan of USC. It’s unclear, however, how strongly Smith feels about USC at this point.

A factor that could sway the duo toward LSU, though, is whether or not Smith is willing to head out west.

We already know that Foreman was at least willing to head to the east coast to play at Clemson. So it would make sense that he’d be willing to go to Baton Rouge.

The visits will be key in this recruiting battle (whenever those happen).

But ultimately, my gut tells me that LSU lands Foreman and Smith.

There isn’t a better defensive line coach than Ed Orgeron. And no one is sending players to the NFL right now like LSU.

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It’s a win/win for Foreman and Smith. It’s hard to see how USC can compete with the Tigers.