FRISCO, Tex. — Sign the nation’s No. 1 player. That usually provides a short-term benefit to the current recruiting class. But the ripples of landing Nolan Smith have stretched out to Calfornia for 5-star rising junior Korey Foreman.
This is a pretty good 5-star connection to think about here.
“Oh yeah Georgia,” Foreman said. “My bad.”
Did that offer leave an impression? Maybe. Maybe not. That’s that part where Mr. Smith from Savannah comes into this story. He’s already in line for a lot of playing time despite just enrolling in January of this year.
Smith had a pretty good spring and drew some praise from the staff, including head coach Kirby Smart. True freshmen in their first spring usually earn praise from Smart at about the same rate that kickers fling manhole covers around in Scott Sinclair’s weight room.
Foreman will be watching what Smith does this fall. He will also pay attention to what his former Centennial teammate Drake Jackson does at USC, too.
“Well being an underclassman I like watching Nolan Smith and Drake Jackson,” Foreman said. “Of course [Jackson] was once my teammate. But yeah Nolan Smith is really good. I feel like he’s doing really well at Georgia.”
“Being a teammate with him, that would be nice. But like I said I’m just taking things slow.”
Korey Foreman said he already appreciates what Nolan Smith can do. Smith signed with Georgia in the 2019 class. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
What Korey Foreman knows about his decision so far
Foreman is not in any hurry to make his college decision. He feels like he will need to take a Southeastern and Midwest tour to start shaping up his college decision.
“I have literally only been on the west coast,” he said. “So hen I explore I will tend to figure out where I feel like I fit best and where I will be put in the best position.”
Oregon is in the mix. USC in the race here. He’s already been to that campus enough to find familiarity there. Building rapport with the coaches will matter here for him with any school. He will also want to get to know the players on the current team, too.
Colleges cannot reach out to these 2021 prospects until Sept. 1 of their junior years. That’s when Foreman will likely be flooded with contacts.
Foreman said he measured in at 6 feet, 5 inches and weighed right at 266 pounds. He scratched his first 40 with an early stumble. The 5-star junior also wasn’t really happy with his second because of a bad start. But he showed maturity by owning up that he “only” ran that one in 5.0 seconds.