Malibu, Calif. – The Elite 11 is a quarterback showcase camp but the Encino (Calif.) Crespi team has played a major role in helping the camp run smoothly, providing wide receivers and defensive backs for 7on7 work. Over the course of those reps, one defensive back has been impossible to ignore: junior Tyler Foreman.
Tyler Foreman has very good size at safety.
Foreman, a 6-foot-2 195-pound safety, is poised to be one of the top defensive backs out of California in the class of 2013. He was making it tough on the best arms in the country all day on Wednesday playing not only safety but also cornerback. There were only four interceptions thrown all day and Foreman collected one of those.
While he is still waiting on his first offer, Foreman’s wait may be coming to a close soon.
“I think Washington will be my first offer,” Foreman said on Wednesday. “I talked to them on the phone the other day and they said that they’d offer me by the first or second game of the season.”
One reason that Foreman has yet to collect a long offer list may be the fact that he only attended one camp in the offseason. At the UCLA camp, he was one of the top defensive backs in attendance as a junior.
Two offers that he hopes to collect come from right down the road and across the country.
“I grew up watching Ohio State and USC,” he said. “I always liked Reggie Bush and I just grew up watching him and it’s the hometown team. I had season tickets and I used to go to all of their games.”
The Ohio State interest is much more random.
“Me and my best friend Michael (Milligan), we grew up watching them around fifth grade so that’s always been our dream to go there and him play basketball and me play football. That’s always been kind of our dream to go there together.”
Foreman is cognizant of the issues surrounding the Ohio State program right now and while he is keeping an eye on it, he has not slowed on his interest in the Midwest program.
“It’s bad,” he admitted. “But it’s not going to make me change my mind. I still like the tradition but I’m just going to keep it low and watch over what they’re doing.”
As a sophomore, Foreman had a strong season in his first at safety but he hopes to build on it for his junior year.
“I think I had a decent year for it being my first year playing safety,” he said. “I transitioned from wide receiver to safety. This year I hope to do better, a lot better. I think I can cover really well and I can always come down and hit. I like contact so I can really hit people.”