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Osa Masina Officially Joins The Trojan Family

The five-star outside linebacker will look to contribute to the team as a true freshman.

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Osa Masina

  • Outside Linebacker
  • Brighton HS (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Ht: 6'3" / Wt: 230

Osa Masina is officially a Trojan. After announcing his decision to attend USC a little over a week ago, Masina posted over Instagram that he had faxed his National Letter of Intent into the USC offices on Wednesday morning.

The five-star outside linebacker is ranked as the number one recruit in the state of Utah, and the No. 3 outside linebacker in the country by 247Sports. He is one of the centerpieces for a quite impressive Trojan recruiting class on the defensive side of the ball that features a host of talented young linebackers and cornerbacks.

It only takes a few minutes of watching Osa Masina play to realize that he is a very special athlete. Extremely well rounded for someone coming out of high school, Masina can rush the passer, stop the run, and drop back into coverage all with great success.

Check out Osa Masina's highlights in the video below:

J.R. Tavai's graduation means that Masina will have a chance to earn a starting role as a true freshman like former five star recruits Su'a Cravens and Adoree' Jackson. Masina versatile skill set will be a nightmare for defenses, who will not be able to definitively key him as a pass rusher or coverage linebacker in Justin Wilcox's 3-4 defense.

Make sure you also check out the full Osa Masina film study breakdown we posted last week.

For more information on high school recruits potentially choosing USC, follow our National Signing Day coverage throughout the day.