Friday, July 3, 2015

Update: Abington's Osei Switches Up, Chooses Temple

Abington's Bryan Osei commits to Temple for football

Update: Abington's Osei Switches Up, Chooses Temple

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Abington's Bryan Osei commits to Temple for football

After first choosing Villanova as his destination, Abington defensive end Bryan Osei has changed his mind and orally committed to Temple.

"I re-evaluated things," the 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior said. "I like that Temple's football program is on the rise and on the verge of doing big things. Also, it turns out that the school has a higher educational ranking for psychology [his intended major]."

Osei, 17, said he let Villanova's coaches know of his decision last weekend. "It was tough," he said, "but I had to be honest with them. I didn't want to lead them on."

Osei is projected to be a weak-side defensive end for Temple. Two of his friends, Archbishop Wood running back Brandon Peoples and Neshaminy end Kiser Terry, have committed to the Owls.

"I really like [first-year coach] Steve Addazio," said Osei, who doubles as an offensive tackle for 4-0 Abington. "I his like attitude, the way he pushes his players to be their best. He has a lot of passion for the sport."

Osei, also a standout wrestler, had orally committed to Villanova in mid-August.

Osei said he took three unofficial visits to Temple. On Sept. 17, he was at Lincoln Financial Field for the Owls' 14-10 loss to Penn State.

The two-way standout also visited Rutgers, where his brother, David, is a redshirt sophomore and starting center.

-Rick O'Brien

Inquirer Columnist
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