Four-Star DE Joseph Ossai Breaks down the Recruiting Game and Talks Texas

Four-Star defensive end Joseph Ossai checks in from Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge High School at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds. With over 20 offers Ossai has his pick of college programs from all across the country.

Notable Offers


Alabama Crimson Tide

Texas A&M Aggies

Baylor Bears

Ohio State Buckeyes

Texas Longhorns


“The recruiting process isn't that bad right now sometimes it can get pretty overwhelming, but I always try to keep my head above the waters and manage everything pretty well,” Joseph Ossai said.  “That's pretty easy because I have great people in my corner keeping me level headed. We are from Nigeria so my parents didn't think too much about the offers but I knew who UT was and their reputation in track and football and most definitely their academics. I speak to coach Orlando the DC over at UT. I don't plan out my visits I just try to go with the flow and share myself with the schools pretty well.”


Many people believe Alabama and Texas A&M are in good position. However, Ossai says everyone is showing the same amount of love.


“I think everybody shows the same amount of love,” Ossai said. “I know they sometimes get frustrated because hard to reach especially on twitter but yeah they do a pretty good job of keeping up with me.”


Ossai breaks down his game.


“My strengths are my pass rushing and my motor, but I need to work on shutting down the run and taking on double teams,” Ossai said. “I plan on visiting LSU, Baylor, Alabama, TCU just whoever pops up.”


Inside the Numbers



Defensive End

6-foot-4, 220-pounds

Conroe (Texas)

Oak Ridge High School

Scout Overall Rank No 271

Position Rank No 22

Midland DE Rank No 4

Texas DE Rank No 3 Take


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. - Gabe Brooks 

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