At just 15 years old, Brighton High School sophomore Osa Masina is living the dream of every high school football player. With scholarship offers from schools like Michigan, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin Masina already has some of college football's giants knocking down his door.
A local star, Masina says he never expected things to get so heated this early on in his high school career.
"I was really good in little league (laugh) but my freshman year I played little varsity and was not expecting offers any time soon. I don't have a dream school or preference yet, but I'm only 15 so things are a little overwhelming."
Masina comes from a football family. Older brother Uaea Masina is currently a true freshman at the University of Utah and somebody that Osa says pushed him to be the player he is today.
"[Growing up] we definitely competed and pushed each other. He helped me a lot and I would not have had the season I just had without him."
That competitive spirit is what helps drive Osa to become the best player he can be. Although he admits he gets excited as each new offer comes in, he says he doesn't let complacency slow him down.
"I'm very happy and very excited [when an offer comes in]. I never expected it to be like this for me, especially during my sophomore year. It's awesome and I'm very grateful, but it doesn't mean I'm going to stop working or let up. I've gotta stay hungry."
Utah fans really like the idea of Osa playing in Salt Lake alongside his older brother when all is said and done, but the Utah coaches have their work cut out for them between now and then. Despite all of the attention Osa is receiving from major college programs he says the Utah staff isn't in touch with him as much as he thought they would be. Still, there is plenty of time between now and his senior year and Osa says the Utes will likely be in the running no matter what.
"Utah will always be there no matter what the schools; but I'm not committed there yet and am definitely interested with [playing] out of state. No idea where I want to go yet but I plan on narrowing the schools down after this season."
Osa reports offers from Utah and BYU locally as well as Michigan, Oklahoma, Washington, and Wisconsin. On top of those impressive offers he reports receiving interest from other football powers such as USC, Stanford, and Penn State to name a few.
Summer will be busy for Osa. With the Las Vegas NLA 7 on 7 camp already complete he says he's not done working out just yet. He still has a few more high-profile camps to attend and plans on visiting some campuses as well.
"Yes I'm going to camps [this summer]. I don't know the dates but I'm visiting Washington, Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin, and maybe some others. I'll be attending a camp at Washington and the Nike camp at Oregon."
Masina measures in at 6'5" 205-pounds and was recently clocked at 4.6 in the forty, which is even more impressive when you consider the fact that he doesn't turn 16 until June 26th.
Plenty of Time for Osa
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