Armanti Foreman Decommits from Oklahoma: Is Texas New Favorite for 4-Star WR?

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIApril 2, 2013

Oklahoma has lost the commitment of 4-star wide receiver Armanti Foreman, and it's possible that the Sooners' loss could end up being the Texas Longhorns' gain.

That would certainly stir up the Red River Rivalry, wouldn't it?

Sam Khan Jr. of reports on Foreman's decision to decommit from Oklahoma:

On Tuesday, Foreman parted ways with the Sooners, decommitting from the program he committed to back in October. 

With plans for more visits upcoming, the Foreman family thought it would be only fair to Oklahoma to decommit rather than continue to leave the Sooners hanging as Foreman visited other campuses. 

"It's nothing against the university," said Darreck Foreman, Armanti's father. "We did it in fairness to the University of Oklahoma, their fans, Coach [Bob] Stoops and Coach [Jay] Norvell, who has been absolutely wonderful. 

For Bob Stoops and the Sooners, this will go down as a major decommitment. Foreman committed back in October of 2012, and he represented a huge out-of-state commitment for Oklahoma.

Foreman is from Texas City, Texas and is ranked as the No. 17 player from the talent-laden state. He's also ranked as the No. 16 wideout in the 2014 class, both according to the 247Sports Composite. 

Speaking of Texas, Foreman has been spending some time at both Texas A&M and Texas according to Khan Jr's. report, and he's reportedly building a relationship with the Longhorns:

Meanwhile, Armanti has made trips in recent months to Texas and Texas A&M. He attended junior days at both campuses and has been at Texas the last two weekends, once for their sophomore day and last week while competing with his track team at the Texas Relays. While on campus for the track meet, Foreman made sure to take in the Longhorns' spring practice. 

"He's building a relationship with that coaching staff, and he and [receivers] Coach [Darrell] Wyatt are pretty close," Darreck Foreman said. "That's not at all to say that he's decided to go to UT. But he was up there looking at the sights. ... They've been showing him the offense and where he would fit in." 

As mentioned, Texas A&M is getting a good look from Foreman, and Khan Jr. also reported that Florida is a contender as well.

It's also very much worth noting that Foreman reportedly wants to play with his brother, 3-star running back D'Onta Foreman according to Khan Jr. D'Onta has yet to pick up an offer, so it will be interesting to see how programs approach his recruitment, knowing that he could end up being a package deal with Armanti.

As far as Armanti is concerned, it looks like Texas could be considered the new favorite, considering the relationship he's building with the Longhorns. Specifically, the connection to receivers coach Darrell Wyatt could be huge, considering the amount of time Foreman could potentially spend with Wyatt were he to choose Texas.

That's good news for Texas, and that's a recruiting relationship that coach Wyatt would be smart to keep fostering.

One has to wonder if Texas would consider offering D'Onta in an effort to get Armanti as a package deal, but for now, the Longhorns seem to be in good shape either way.

Foreman is no longer committed to the Sooners, and at least for now, Texas appears to be in a great position to capitalize on Oklahoma's misfortune.


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