Austin Osborne

Osborne Names Washington As His Leader

It's no secret that Washington has prioritized the wide receiver spot and one of the first 2018 receiver prospects that they offered was Mission Viejo (Ca.) WR Austin Osborne and the talented wideout recently named the Huskies as his top school...

Osborne currently holds 15 offers with schools from across the country beating down his door to show him the love, but he's really feeling the Huskies right now.

"Washington is my top school right now," Osborne told recently. "The coaches there are amazing and I feel like I have a really good relationship with them. 

"They were one of the first schools to offer me and watching them play this year, they are a really good team and I think they're only going to get better and their passing game is really good too.

"I think I'd fit in pretty well with the system they are running and then the school is one of the top academic institutions in the world, so it's really got the whole package for what I'm looking for."

One of the biggest reasons for his good feelings toward the Huskies was his visit to Seattle back in September when the Huskies played host to Portland State.

"The facilities and the stadium were amazing," Osborne said. "The crazy thing is, I have family up there, my aunt and uncle, but this was my first chance to get up there and see the city and also to meet with the coaches and to see a game.

"The game wasn't really a good game, they blew them out, but it was still nice to see the team play live and to see the atmosphere around the stadium and during the game.

"Their fans up there are great."

Osborne said he plans to visit Montlake again either the first or second week of February.

"I want to get up there again and spend a lot more time with the coaches," Osborne noted. "Coach (Bush) Hamdan and I have a great relationship already, so it'll be good to sit down with him and maybe watch some film and see how they see me fitting in if I wind up committing there."

Speaking of his decision, Osborne said it could come at any time.

"It could be tomorrow or it could be in late August before the start of my senior season," Osborne said. "I definitely want it done before my senior season.

"I'm going to go and see a few schools, obviously Washington in February,  and then I'll sit down with my family after I make those visits and I will make my decision."

As far as what he'll be looking for, Osborne said three things will be his focus.

"First thing is the education," Osborne said. "My mom is an assistant principal, so education is the most important thing for me and my family.

"The second thing is whether or not I can compete for playing time. I don't expect anything to just be handed to me, but I want the chance to compete for playing time once I get to the school and the third thing is how the staff develops players."

As a junior this past season, Osborne finished with 40 receptions for 1,023 yards and 16 touchdowns, earning First Team All-League and First Team All-CIF for his efforts.

We'll have more on Osborne in the coming weeks and months as he nears making his decision.

Austin Osborne 2016 Junior Highlights


null Top Stories