Kilgore CB has several schools interested

As a high school prospect, current Kilgore CB Junior Osunde (5-11, 195) was a player that colleges had their eyes on, however low test scores caused him to go the JUCO route. Last year as a freshman for the Rangers, the talented coverman posted a conference-leading six interceptions and that has a handful of four-year schools interested in what he can do...

"I had some schools interested in me in high school, but my test scores weren't high enough," Osunde told recently. "I had heard that Kilgore was a good program and they faced off against really good teams in their conference and I really liked coach (J.J. Eckert) and felt like it was the best place for me to be."

When he arrived, Osunde was battling with a veteran group of corners for playing time and didn't get his first start until game three, but that didn't stop him from posting 51 tackles, over 10 passes defensed and conference leading six interceptions last season as a freshman.

"I'm physical, but I like making plays on the ball," Osunde said. "I love getting a turnover for the offense and giving them the ball back.

"It changes the game and really gives us the advantage."

With his size and athleticism, Osunde said he can play many different types of coverage.

"I have good size and quickness, so I can play man-to-man and be a lock down and that's what I really like to do," Osunde said. "It doesn't really matter though because I like playing off and playing zone as well.

"That type of D allows you to read the quarterback and then make a play on the ball and when you can do that you can make picks and then change the game."

Recruiting has been steady, but as of now he's still waiting on that ever-elusive first offer.

"Southern Miss, Arizona and Arizona State are the three schools recruiting me the hardest right now," Osunde said. "All three have told me they like me a lot and Southern Miss said they are getting ready to offer me, but they haven't yet.

"Other than them, Utah State, New Mexico State, TCU and Texas Tech have been in contact with me and USC called and talked to my coaches about me, but I don't know how interested they are in me."

Osunde has only one class remaining before he finishes his AA degree in December and plans to sign with a school then. He'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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