It’s only a matter of time before Korey Foreman commits to LSU football

The No.1 player in the nation could be committing to LSU football in the not-so-distant future.

2021 five-star defensive end Korey Foreman is the No. 1 recruit in the nation and it feels like it’s only a matter of time before he commits to LSU football.

In fact, it almost happened earlier this month.

Foreman thought about committing after a recent trip to Baton Rouge, which included four-star Tigers commit Garrett Nussmeier and five-star defensive tackle Maason Smith.

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney reported on Monday that Foreman almost committed to the Tigers, but allowed his “self-control” to take over.

“When I was out there at LSU, I was close (to committing),” said Foreman to Gorney.

“It was everything that everybody said it was going to be…it was an experience. I loved it. I can’t wait to go back, can’t wait.”

Foreman’s relationship with another LSU football recruiting target is key

We’ve talked a lot the last several months about the relationship between Foreman and Smith. The five-star defensive line duo wants to play together in college.

But if that’s going to happen, it will almost certainly have to happen at LSU. Smith, a Louisiana native, is considered a heavy LSU lean. It would be very surprising if he left the state.

Numerous times, both Foreman and Smith have said that while they’d like to play together in college, it’s not necessarily 100 percent going to happen.

Recent comments from Foreman, however, certainly make it seem like the two are a bit more determined to play together than some folks realized.

“I know that’s who I want to play with in college and I can’t wait to see where we’re going to go,” said Foreman when asked about Smith.

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That comment makes it sound like it’s a done deal that Foreman and Smith are going to sign with the same program. If that’s the case, it’s hard to imagine the duo landing anywhere but LSU.