Aug 31, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General overall view as Southern California Trojans players run onto the field through pyrotechnics and fireworks before the game against the Fresno State Bulldogs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC defeated Fresno State 31-23.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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USC lands top national recruit in DE Foreman

In its bid to reach past glory, Southern California received a commitment Saturday from the top prep recruit, landing defensive end Korey Foreman from nearby Corona Centennial High School.

The No. 1 ranked player by the 247Sports composite had previously committed to Clemson in January, but later announced that he still was exploring other options. The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder also considered Georgia, LSU and Arizona State.

USC has not landed the overall top recruit since 2009 when quarterback Matt Barkley selected the Trojans. Last year’s No. 2 overall prospect, quarterback Bryce Young, initially committed to USC before signing with Alabama.

Foreman, known for his speed and pass-rushing abilities, announced his decision during NBC’s 2021 All-American Bowl: Declaration Day special. The All-American Bowl is not being played this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The arrival of Foreman gives a boost to head coach Clay Helton, who is 45-23 in seven seasons with the Trojans. USC, which finished 5-1 this past season, losing to Oregon in the Pac-12 championship game, had the No. 64 recruiting class last year.

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