Foreman Is Big Ten Bound

Tyler Foreman

The Encino (Calif.) Crespi four-star safety, Tyler Foreman, committed to Wisconsin on Tuesday...

Encino (Calif.) Crespi four-star safety, Tyler Foreman is headed to the Big Ten, making his announcement for Wisconsin on Tuesday.

The four-star chose the Badgers from a final four that included Oklahoma, UCLA and Utah.

"I picked Wisconsin because of the camaraderie, the football coaches and the brotherhood of the players," said Foreman. "I know it's a long way from home, but its a good place to call home."

The academics also played a large role for Foreman.

"From the academic stand point, I will get a degree in business, and then I know I'll be set for life because it's one of the top business programs in the country, so that was another reason," said Foreman.

In fact, it was prior to a meeting with an academic adviser, while on his official visit, when it hit Foreman that Wisconsin would be the school for him.

"Originally I didn't like it at all," said Foreman. "It was different and I just couldn't see myself there. I had already made my mind up before. But right before I met with the academic adviser, I about burst into tears, because wasn't being open minded about it. I was sitting in the meeting with my dad, and I just took in everything, embraced everything and I opened my eyes and realized it was a perfect fit for me."

Foreman knows the move to the Midwest will be a different one, but that was part of the intrigue.

"It's going to be different, but I'll get to stand out because not a lot of California guys go out to the Midwest," said Foreman. "I wanted to be a different guy, and make a name for my own self, and maybe try to get more kids to go out and do different things. Most of the guys who've left Crespi before have gone to the Pac-12, but I wanted to be different."

And Foreman is eager to see how he fits in there.

"I think I'll do well in their 4-3," said Foreman. "They blitz a lot with the safeties, and that's what we do here at Crespi. I think I'll have an opportunity to start my freshman year."

Brandon is in his eighth year with, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the network since 2003.
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