Osborne Hoping for More

As the starting outside linebacker for Southlake Carroll, Mitchell Osborne had an oustanding junior season, recording 104 tackles and six sacks. Osborne attended the Red Raiders' Junior Day last weekend and walked away impressed with what he saw.

Southlake Carroll linebacker Mitchell Osborne had an outstanding junior season, recording 104 tackles and six sacks and garnering first team all-district honors.

His impressive season did not go unnoticed by college scouts, who liked what they saw in the 6'4", 205 pound defender. Schools including Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, TCU, Stanford, Oklahoma State, and Arkansas have all been in contact with Osborne and are evaluating him to see if he would be a good fit for their program.

The Red Raiders invited him to their Junior Day last weekend, and he came away very impressed with Texas Tech's football program.

"I thought their Junior Day was pretty fun. I have been to Texas Tech before with [current DE commit and teammate] Jackson Richards, so I had already seen the majority of it but it was a good visit."

One difference in this visit was the opportunity to see the Red Raiders in action.

"I liked being able to see what kind of drills they do and how they plan to run practices."

Mitchell did not leave the South Plains with an offer in hand, but he is hopeful that one will be coming down the pipe soon.

"I don't know where I am on the recruiting board right now, but I'm really hoping to get an offer from Tech. I think that the coaching staff is coming to our school this spring, and I'm really hoping to get an offer before the end of my junior year."

The talented linebacker has a laundry list of schools who are interested in him, and he's waiting anxiously for his first offer.

"I'm also hearing from SMU, Ole Miss, Colorado, Texas A&M, Northwestern, TCU, Stanford, Connecticut, Oklahoma State, and Arkansas. I don't have any offers yet, but I have talked to Baylor, Colorado, and Northwestern over the phone."

With no solid offers, Mitchell is still wide open in the recruiting process, although there is one school that would have a bit of an edge if they began showing interest.

"At this point, I don't have any favorites out of the schools I've been hearing from. I'd like to hear from Oklahoma. My granddad played defensive tackle there."

Our gut feeling is that if Texas Tech were to offer Osborne, the Red Raiders would be a very serious contender. Not only has Mitchell visited Lubbock on multiple occasions and come away very impressed, Jackson Richards being committed to Texas Tech would likely factor into his decision as well.

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