Former USC defender Korey Foreman will transfer to Fresno State.

The 6-foot-4 edge rusher spent three seasons at USC and will join the Bulldogs with two years left to play. He entered the transfer portal two days before Christmas, saying in a message on social media that his story “is not finished, just to be continued.” A former 5-star recruit, Foreman struggled to find a consistent role in Los Angeles; in a new home, he will look to meet his sky-high potential.


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Out of Corona (Calif.) Centennial in the 2021 class, Foreman was viewed as a can’t-miss prospect. He was ranked as the No. 3 recruit in the country during his cycle. The industry-generated 247 Composite rated him as a 5-star and the 12th-best prospect in the history of the Composite.

In 2021, he played in 11 games as a true freshman, totaling 11 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks.

When Lincoln Riley took over the program before the 2022 season, he and the new coaching staff challenged Foreman to show more consistency in practice and play the rush end position in Alex Grinch’s defense. Foreman appeared in 12 games in 2022, but he posted only 13 tackles, one TFL, and an interception.

In the lead-up to the 2023 season, the USC coaching staff was highly complimentary of Foreman’s improved work ethic. But when the season began, it didn’t translate to a larger role. He appeared in the first three games, made one tackle, and then opted to save the year as a redshirt.

Foreman will be one of the bigger “what if?” questions in recent USC history. At Fresno State, he’ll seek a fresh start.