Clemson suffers rare decommitment as nation's No. 1 overall prospect Korey Foreman backs off his pledge to the Tigers
Clemson’s program suffers so few decommitments, it’s news when it actually happens. As if losing a commitment wasn’t bad enough for the Tigers, the latest pledge lost by Dabo Swinney’s program comes from the nation’s top overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting cycle, Korey Foreman.
The California native made the decision recently after being committed to Clemson since Jan. 26.
Grace Raynor of The Athletic was the first to report the news of Foreman’s decision to back off his pledge to the Tigers.
The 6-foot-4, 265-pound Foreman is a five-star prospect, the No. 1 overall recruit, No. 1 overall strongside defensive end and California’s top recruit according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Foreman visited Alabama before committing to Clemson and holds scholarship offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee and Texas A&M, among many others.
While recruits decommitting is nothing new in college football, Foreman’s decision to decommit from Clemson marks the first decommitment for Dabo Swinney’s program Cordarrian Richardson decommitted from the Tigers back in the 2017 recruiting cycle.