Is Osagiede headed to Oregon State or Tulane?

BEAVERFOOTBALL.COM REPORTED to you last month that Sule Osagiede, the linebacker out of Rosenberg, Texas, was not a done deal to Oregon State just yet. From the same high school as future Beaver Jacquizz Rodgers, Osagiede took his final official visit this past weekend to the other school in contention for his services, Tulane, and the verdict is now in. What was his choice?

Oregon State was talking to Sule Osagiede about possibly grayshirting while Tulane wanted to bring him in this fall.

Osagiede said that, when combined with Tulane's academics and his trip this past weekend, helped him make his decision. The Lamar Consolidated standout is headed to The Big Easy.

"I just came from my visit to Tulane, I went on my visit there on Friday, and I committed to Tulane. I am going to Tulane for sure," said Osagiede. "The reason why I think it's the right place for me is really the academics part of it. Football doesn't always work out for everybody and you have to have something to fall back on. And when I learned about the academics of the school, I was hooked after that.

"And I also have the chance to go there and be a big time player at that school...Coach Davis, that's my boy. He was the one who recruited me and he made Tulane feel like a home from home for me. This weekend it was like I had already been going there for years," said Osagiede.

Osagiede said he talked to the Oregon State coaches today and told them of his decision.

"The offered me their congrats," said Osagiede. "And when I told (Jacquizz Rodgers) my reasons why, he said he (understood) as well."

Osagiede knows something about the fragility of a football career. He took home the 24-4A Defensive Most Valuable Player this season as the Mustangs captured the Div. I-4A State Championship, and he did it with a torn ACL.

"He has a motor. He played all year with no ACL. And he made plays -- (he was the) Defensive Player of the Year. He's a special talent," Lamar coach Lydell Wilson told BF.C a few weeks ago.

Osagiede's knee surgery this offseason is expected to result in a 100 percent recovery. Generally, when the injury is limited to the ACL, the standard rehab time following surgery is 6-9 months, which would put Osagiede ready to go in August.

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