Chris Assily: Great Year at OCC

One of the top defensive players in the Southern California JC ranks is Orange Coast (Calif.) College safety Chris Assily (6-1, 215). He was just named the Mission Conference Defensive Player of the Week too.

The reigning Mission Conference Player of the Week, Assily is coming off a strong performance against Saddleback College, where he had 10 solo tackles, forced a fumble, picked off a pass and had another breakup.

On the year, Assily has 44 tackles, yet he continues to float under the radar in terms of recruiting.

"I've talked to a couple of schools, mainly Hawaii and Oregon State," said Assily.  "They've been asking for film but they haven't said anything about offers."

In addition to those two schools, Assily has been receiving mail from Louisville, Utah, Southern Miss, Ole Miss and Minnesota.  But the Warriors and Beavers have maintained the most contact with him.

"My options are real open right now," said Assily.  "I'm really undecided.  I had an offer from UH in high school but decided to come here (to OCC) instead."

Assily prepped at Kaiser High in Honolulu, and said he was open to going back to the islands to play his college ball.  But his time on the mainland is opening up different doors.

"I'm definitely open to it, but I like the mainland and like the competition here," said Assily."

Assily didn't take any official visits as a high school senior.  He wants that to change this time around in his recruitment.

"I would like to take some visits because I didn't really have any out of high school," said Assily.  "Visits wouldn't hurt to take.  I wont graduate until the spring so I can take some."

Assily said he would have three years to play two.


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