Commitment No. 16: Osling joins the herd

When Morrell Osling III received an offer from Colorado, the Buffaloes immediately jumped to the top of his list, over the eight other programs that previously offered him. And after spending Sunday in Boulder at the Buffs' BBQ event with his father, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete from Lancaster (Calif.) Antelope Valley was ready to pull the trigger.

Morrell Osling has starred as a quarterback at the prep level but he is expected to play cornerback for the Buffaloes. Minutes after Osling announced his commitment to Colorado, he took time out to talk about his decision with

What was your experience like visiting Boulder for the first time and what went into your decision to commit?

It feels great. I came here and it felt like family. As a recruit, you get that one offer that you feel is the one and that is what Colorado was for me. So I didn't have any hesitation, I just wanted to go ahead and commit. Just talking with the coaches and seeing the teammates that I will be playing with it, it was a big honor just to be there so I thank God. It hasn't fully sunk in yet that I am committed to a college but thinking about it now, just to know where I am going to go for the next four years, and that I am happy about my decision, is a great feeling.”

Did Colorado talk more about how you will fit into their defense?

Yeah, we went into player meetings and we watched film. I understand what the coaches want me to do as a cornerback in their system. It is a great feeling right now.”

Did you expect to play defense in college or were you hoping to play quarterback at the next level?

“I was prepared for anything. Wherever the coach needs me to play, I am going to go ahead and play. I think this is going to be a new challenge for me but I expect it to be something I excel at. I am going to be able to play both quarterback and cornerback my last year in high school.”

You worked out as a defensive back for Colorado assistant coach Joe Tumpkin this spring and that is part of what prompted the Buffaloes to offer you. What do you do well in the role at this early stage?

I listen to what my coaches are telling me to do. I am very coachable. And I am just an athlete out there. My backpedal is getting better and I am getting better at opening my hips. Once I get the hang of it, I know I can be a threat at the corner position.”

There is good camaraderie with Colorado's Class of 2017 commitments... did you get to form a bond with any of them?

Yeah, actually the day I got my offer from Colorado, they added me to the group chat. So before I even came out here, we started to build a relationship. Coming out here, it just solidified what we are going to do when we come out here in 2017.”

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