Owusu Claims Nebraska a Top Choice

Earlier in the week, Big Red Report told you about Francis Owusu, a California wide receiver product who picked up an offer from Nebraska. Come inside to learn more about the prospect.

Wide receiver Francis Owusu (Oaks Christian HS) was thrilled when he found out he was offered by Nebraska and quickly listed them as one of the top schools on his agenda.

"I was very excited about the offer," said Owusu. "Nebraska is a great school and has academics as well as athletics so it's a top choice for me."

The 6-foot-3 wideout isn't just in it for the athletics.

"First, what I'm looking for in a school is their academic program and how well they perform in school. My parents have pushed me and my siblings to understand that education always comes first," said Owusu. "Next, I have always wanted to play in the NFL, so I want to go to a school where I can succeed both in school as well as the field."

For those that don't know, his older brother, Chris, saw action in all four years at Stanford and compiled over 1,500 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in his career. Both Chris and his younger brother are very gifted academically, so there has to be a good combination in whatever school Francis decides to attend.

However, the Westlake Village native doesn't necessarily hope to follow his brother's footsteps at Stanford, but he does say that it will play a role in his decision.

"My brother being a Stanford alum this summer definitely plays a big role, but he has given tips and told me not to go to Stanford because he went there, but if that's the school that would make the biggest impact on my life, then that's where I should go," said Owusu, who collected just over 700 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior. "He just wants me to be happy where ever I end up at. Stanford is definitely one of my top schools of choice."

The Oaks Christian standout plans to visit Nebraska's Spring Game on April 14.

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Kyle Phillippi covers the Big Ten Conference for BigRedReport.com. His work has also been featured in Big Red Report Magazine and FoxSports.com.
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