Junior Highlights and Analysis of 2018 Pass-Rusher Joseph Ossai

Scout features junior highlights and analysis of Joseph Ossai, one of the top pass-rushers in Texas for the 2018 class and owner of almost 20 offers.

The above video features junior season highlights of 2018 edge defender Joseph Ossai.

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Joseph Ossai, 2018 DE, Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge

  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 217
  • Recruiting: Ossai has emerged during the past two months as one of the most heavily-recruited players in Texas for the 2018 class. Ossai's offer list is approaching 30 schools and almost 20 Power Five conference offers, including AlabamaTexas A&M, Texas, TCULSUNotre Dame, Ohio StateOklahoma, and plenty of others. Ossai attended Texas junior day Feb. 25 and has also recently visited Texas A&M and Houston.

Stats

2016: Ossai enjoyed a breakout junior season with 46 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 8 1/2 sacks, three forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

Evaluation notes

Joseph Ossai is a long-framed, athletic edge defender who could play 4-3 defensive end or odd-front hybrid outside linebacker at the Power Five conference level.

Ossai possesses a terrific frame to add weight and he flashes a quick get-off. He has fast, violent hands that will be even more useful as he improves his pass-rushing repertoire.

Accustomed to playing with a hand on the ground, Ossai will likely be athletic enough at the point of attack to play a standing edge rusher role in the right defensive scheme. That said, his frame possesses so much space to add weight that he may remain at end for a four-man front in college.

While Ossai's height and length are excellent, he's a bit narrow and will need to add that aforementioned bulk to gain strength as he transitions to the P5 level. Overall, Ossai is one of the top edge-bending defensive prospects in Texas for the 2018 class. - Gabe Brooks


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