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.


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.


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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