Recruiting analysts suggest LSU football leads for nation’s No. 1 recruit

Is LSU football officially the team to beat for the nation’s No. 1 recruit?

It’s going to be a while before we know where 2021 five-star defensive end Korey Foreman — one of LSU football‘s top recruiting targets — lands.

Foreman, the No. 1 recruit in the nation, isn’t in a hurry to make a decision — especially with the NCAA extending the recruiting visit shutdown through the end of the year.

But while it could be a bit before Foreman makes a decision, we at least know the programs at the top of his list.

The battle for the top recruit in the nation appears to be down to Georgia, LSU, and USC (Clemson and Oregon are hanging around, but appear to be fading for Foreman).

Among those programs, it might be LSU that currently leads for the dynamic defensive end.

Pair of recruiting analysts believe LSU football leads for Foreman

Rivals recruiting analysts Adam Gorney and Mike Farrell discussed Foreman’s recruitment this week and each of them believes LSU is the current leader in the clubhouse for the California native.

“Korey Foreman was a near lock for Georgia after his visit there a few weeks back but now the No. 1 player in the nation is trending to LSU after visiting Baton Rouge,” wrote Farrell.

Gorney added, “After talking to the five-star defensive end, I got the sense that he absolutely loved LSU and was just blown away by the experience…I’d say the Tigers hold a slight edge right now.”

At this point, I think this is really a battle between Georgia and LSU. I know USC would be close to home for Foreman, but the uncertainity Clay Helton’s future as the Trojans’ head coach is probably going to be a major factor in the decision.

I think Foreman likes Georgia a lot. But he’s good friends with five-star defensive tackle Maason Smith, who is expected to land at LSU.

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