Masina making his choice

Salt Lake City (Utah) five-star Osa Masina linebacker will make his college pick Friday at 11:40 a.m. MST. Masina will choose among three final choices with signing day just 10 days away.

U.S. Army All-American Osa Masina will choose from USC, UCLA and Arizona State in front of his friends and family at Brighton High School after receiving scholarship offers from more than 20 schools.

Masina officially visited UCLA back in October when the Bruins fell to Utah 30-28 at the Rose Bowl. He then took an official visit to Arizona State Oct. 18 when the Sun Devils beat Stanford 26-10.

Masina’s last official visit of the process came when he tripped to Los Angeles for the trojans 42-10 drubbing of rival Notre Dame. Both Arizona State and UCLA had in-home visits with Masina before Christmas break while USC head coach Steve Sarkisian meant with him this week.

“Really, all three are similar,” said Masina during the U.S, Army All-American week of practice. “UCLA, ASU and USC all have great coaches with great academics and a great opportunity to play as a freshman.”



Masina is rated the No. 1 player in Utah and the No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound five-star is rated the nation’s No. 19 player overall.

This season Masina 97 tackles and 10 sacks as a senior, also rushing for 600-yards and eight touchdowns. He finished the year with more than 950 all-purpose yards on offense.

Masina led the both East and West teams in the Army All-American Bowl with six tackles, one for loss and one fumble recovery.

USC is currently rated No. 8 is the Scout team recruiting rankings with seven top 100 commits. UCLA ranks No. 13 with two top 100 commits while Arizona State comes in at No. 22 nationally with one junior college transfer rated in the top 100.

For live updates and media from the Osa Masina press conference Friday, stay tuned to USCFootball.com and Scout.com.


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