Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Offers piling up for OU commit Foreman
By Sam Khan Jr.
Things have picked up quite a bit recently for ESPN Watch List receiver Armanti Foreman.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound speedster from Texas City (Texas) High School committed to Oklahoma back in October but is now beginning to see other schools enter the picture.
Oklahoma commit Armanti Foreman has added offers from Texas, Texas A&M and Florida over the last week.
In the last five days, three power programs have offered: Texas on Saturday, Texas A&M on Monday and Florida on Wednesday.
"It's unbelievable," Foreman said. "I knew they were going to come, but I didn't know they were going to come this fast."
Texas City head coach Leland Surovik informed Foreman on Wednesday morning that he needed to give the Florida coaches a call. Will Muschamp was ready to inform Foreman, who is nicknamed "Money," that the Gators have thrown their hat in the ring.
"I was excited about it," Foreman said. "I talked to the head coach and he told me that he really liked me and that I had a lot of speed and that they were going to offer me."
The Texas offer came while Foreman was visiting on the Longhorns' junior day on Saturday. Currently, he and his brother, D'Onta Foreman, are considering going to College Station, Texas, this Saturday for Texas A&M's second junior day and first spring practice. Armanti has a track meet scheduled for Saturday, so plans aren't yet finalized, but he does want to visit A&M.
"I like A&M," Foreman said. "I think they have a great program. I want to try to get up there and visit and tour the campus. They run a fast-paced offense and I feel like I can fit great into that offense. Texas came and I really like them, too. I'm really open to a lot of schools right now. I have a lot of interest in Texas and Texas A&M."
And while he is listening to others, Foreman said he is still committed to the Sooners and plans to visit Norman, Okla., in the near future.
"Right now, I'm sticking with OU, but I'm still keeping my options [open] and looking at other schools, too," Foreman said. "I think I'm going to try to get up there sometime during the spring to watch them practice. I don't know exactly what day but I'll probably try to go up there sometime soon."