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Prep football: Big-time programs covet Osa Masina’s versatility (with video)
Prep football » Versatile Masina has offers to play just about everywhere.

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"Sometimes you teach kids not to do something, but he’s so athletic he can get there," Bullett said. "He does some unorthodox things. He has that ability."

The impending decision and looming courtships will continue and decisions will need to be made — more schools to circle or cross off the list.

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Osa Masina

Year » Junior

School » Brighton

Position » Running back/linebacker

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That’s the life of a high-profile, uncommitted high school football recruit.

As Tamina Masina noted, her son must think consciously about what color his outfit will be every day to ward off any inclination that he’s leaning one way or another.

"He’s not living in the attention, although he’s just part of it," she said.

Osa is. At one point, the family pondered changing his number because it never stopped buzzing.

They didn’t, and the phone continues to buzz with new names and schools on the other end waiting to pull back the introductory curtain.

"I’m interested in all schools right now," Osa said. "I’m keeping my mind open to every school, so I’m pretty happy as it is."

Before disappearing into the silhouette of the tunnel, Masina took a seat on the concrete fence. His eyes were fixated on the action, a rare instance in which his name didn’t reign supreme over the PA system.

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