Junior Day Report: Chris Owusu

48 hours after the wide receiver received his Stanford offer, Chris Owusu took his first look at The Farm while attending Junior Day. What did the Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian School athlete think of the Cardinal campus? The coaches? Owusu talks about his day at Stanford, a recruiter for the Cardinal at his school, the next offers that could hit and his recruiting timetable.

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian School receiver Chris Owusu took in Junior Day at Stanford a week ago, secure in the knowledge he had an offer from the Cardinal.

"They offered me prior to Junior Day, two days before," Owusu says.  "That was nice because I knew where I stood with them when I was there."

Comforted by the fact he had an offer, Owusu went to Stanford eagerly anticipating his time there.

"It was my first college Junior Day and I loved it," the recruit reports.  "It is a great school, and I love the coaches.  Coach Andy Buh and Coach [Jim] Harbaugh were who I talked with the most, but I also spent a lot of time with David Shaw, the offensive coordinator."

Owusu says that seeing the campus was one of the highlights for him.

"Stanford has an amazing campus, and I really enjoyed getting to see it all," he comments.  "The academics there, the education you receive, is one of the best anywhere."

The offer from the Cardinal is one of six for Owusu, but this one stands out to him because of his relationship with Sean Wiser, an Oaks Christian senoir wideout/safety headed to Palo Alto this fall.

"I could definitely see myself playing with Sean again," Owusu offers.  "He was one of the best receivers in the class of 2007, and he's definitely going to make an impact.  I would love to play with him again.  He's such a great guy and has a great attitude, and it would be a pleasure to play with him."

Owusu adds that Wiser has also been quietly recruiting him to the Cardinal.

"He's been mentioning it to me, and he's very good about it - telling me all about how it would be a good school for me," the junior notes.

Owusu has yet to receive the admissions application from Stanford, as he has not taken the SAT at this point.

"They told me to take the SAT really soon so I can start filling out the application," he says.

Owusu's other offers have come from Virginia, BYU, Duke, Ole Miss, and UNLV.  Three Midwest schools have also been showing recent interest.

"I think I could soon get an offer from Northwestern, Notre Dame and Michigan," Owusu opines.

The 6'2" athlete also has set somewhat of a timetable for when he'd like to commit.

"I'd like to commit during summer or before the football season," he shares.  "I want to take some [unofficial] trips and see what the schools have to offer.  I don't really have a favorite right now.  Some schools may have a precedence over others, but I'm really open to a lot of schools."

Though wide receiver is his likely destination in college, Owusu will see some time in the secondary this fall at Oaks Christian, and he admits that there is a possibility he plays defensive back in college.

"Colleges really want me for receiver, but I could also play cornerback or safety," the athlete explains.  "I didn't really play safety because we had Marshall Jones, but I may start there this year.  If Chris [Potter] moves to quarterback, though, I'm the only returning receiver."


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