USAAAB: Masina Will Announce Next Month

Dec. 30 -- The Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton linebacker, Osa Masina, will announce his choice in January...

Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton linebacker Osa Masina is embracing the experience in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Because the five star knows when he gets home, he’ll have to get back to focusing on his recruitment.

“Being down here in San Antonio, it’s just awesome,” said Masina. “I can just worry about football. The last one to come here from my school was Ricky Heimuli and its just a humbling experience to represent Brighton, Salt Lake City and my family.”

Masina is down to three schools and insists they’re all even.

“All three schools are right even with each other,” said Masina. “I took just three official visits, to Arizona State, USC and UCLA and those are my top three and my final three. I was going to decide here but I want to wait a week. And if I’m not ready to decide in that week, then I’ll decide on Signing Day.”

Masina said that each school recruiting him is alike in a lot of ways.

“Really, all three are similar,” said Masina. “UCLA, ASU and USC all have great coaches with great academics and a great opportunity to play as a freshman.”

Masina has had head coaches from all three schools come in so next month, if he chooses to have any more in-homes, will be exclusively with assistant coaches.

“Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian), Coach (Todd) Graham and Coach (Jim) Mora all have been in already,” said Masina. “I might have a couple more in-homes with assistant coaches, but we’ll have to see what my mom says and if she wants to cook anymore.”

Masina said he will stretch it to Signing Day if he needs to.

“It may be as late as Signing Day,” said Masina. “We’ll see when I get home and I talk with mom if I’ll do any more in-homes and if I’m ready to decide. Otherwise, I’ll wait until Signing Day.”


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