Update: Abington's Osei Switches Up, Chooses Temple

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