Osa Masina is currently ranked the No. 60 player in the nation by Scout.com but after watching how well the big man can move in space and how instinctive he is at the Pylon 7v7 tournament in Las Vegas, he actually looks underrated.
Masina is all of 6-4 and looks about 230 pounds. He's a natural and gifted pass rusher so he doesn't do a lot of dropping into coverage and playing in space for Brighton.
"That's what I really wanted to work on," Masina said. "I was playing middle backer out here because I wanted to work on my pass coverage and working out in space. I'm always rushing the passer in our defense but I know I need to develop other parts of my game so the tournament was a great experience for me and I felt pretty comfortable out there running around."
Last summer, Masina took several Midwest visits, checking out Michigan, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. He recently visited UCLA and USC and will use his Spring Break to check out a few more Pac 12 schools.
"I'm going to Stanford April 12 for the Spring Game," Masina said. "That's on a Saturday so on Sunday, I'm going to San Francisco to see the area and eat some seafood. Then I'll be back at Stanford on Monday the 14th to actually do a visit and see the campus.
"From the 15th-18th, I'll be in Los Angeles and will visit USC and UCLA again. I haven't worked out the exact dates yet in terms of what day I'll be on campus but both schools said any day works for them and I'll do Disneyland and go to the beach on the other two days while I'm out there.
"Then I'll head to Arizona to visit Arizona State on the 19th and 20th. The Spring Game is on Saturday the 19th and then I'll visit the campus on Sunday. That's my whole Spring Break right there so it should be a good time and I'm looking forward to it."
As for a timeline to his decision, Masina said it's totally up in the air.
"Right now, I don't even have a top five," Masina said. "At the end of the summer, if I feel really good about a school and have no doubt it's the one for me, I could go ahead and make an early commitment. If not, I'll wait things out and take all my visits in the fall and commit late.
"The biggest thing for me is just finding that comfort level and where I fit in best. I know coaches can come and go and depth charts are always fluid so I just want to pick the school for the school itself, not just football. That's why these visits will be big for me, I'll get a good idea of where I think I fit in and if I can be comfortable there, that will be huge."
Masina Has Spring Break Plans
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