USC Football 2021 Fall Camp Report # 4: Introducing Freshmen Korey Foreman, Ceyair Wright, and Raesjon Davis
USC Ripsit Blog | August 10, 2021
At the end of a physical training, three top freshmen were presented to the media for the first time:
- USC coaching staff closed out strong in recruiting, locking down the nation’s No.7 class for 2021, thanks in large part to Korey foreman, Raesjon Davis and Ceyair Wright, all the top 80 players nationally. The star-studded defensive trio are quickly adapting to major college football. “It’s been good so far,” Davis said. “They made me come easily, so they’re not trying to rush everything.”
- For a man, they all commented on the speed of play at this level as the greatest adjustment, which is quite normal for real freshmen. “Just the tempo, the fast pace of everything and the physicality of everything,” Foreman said of the transition from high school to college. “It’s something you can’t prepare for, you step into it and it’s just a new world.”
- The coaching staff helped by offering one-on-one sessions to learn the playbook, and they’ve been true to their word about each player’s expectations. “They played me exactly where they said they would, just rushing over the edge,” Davis said. “Coach Orlando really lives up to the program.”
- In addition to the speed of play, the extensive strength and conditioning program is also new. Foreman had to put himself to the test physically and mentally, saying, “I’ve learned that I can go through some trials and just be able to keep going,” he said of the first week. “My stamina doesn’t really matter to me, I’ve always been able to get through it.”
- As Foreman focuses on his stamina, Wright seeks to grow taller, so he eats whatever he sees. It also works. He has already gained 15 pounds just by “eating and lifting”.
- The physical nature of the camp can take a toll on the bodies of young players, especially if they do not know how to take care of themselves. Davis said Orlando advises all of his players to go into the cold bath as often as possible, so they have as much energy in Practice 15 as they now have in Practice 4.
- All three players are local, so their high school years have been decimated by the pandemic, and so they have all expressed their gratitude for being on the pitch and around their teammates again. They love the training camp experience. “I’ve never really had the experience of being able to train and then 100 feet away I’m in my bed,” Wright said. “It’s pretty cool to be able to relax and play video games and come here and do what I love.”
- Wright had the most unique summer of the trio, playing a role in the Space Jam reboot alongside LeBron James. The multi-talented Wright explained why he chose USC, saying, “USC is a great team athletically. It is an excellent school academically. Cinematically, it’s also incredible. me.”
- The movie was a hit with Wright’s new teammates, but they gave him a hard time over his basketball skills. “They went to see the movie. Everyone liked it. They told me I had done a good job,” said Wright, who shot the movie at the age of 16.