Four-star wide receiver Austin Osborne committed to the Washington Huskies on Friday, becoming the team’s third commit in the 2018 class.
On Friday, 4-star wide receiver Austin Osborne committed to the Washington Huskies football program. Ranked the No. 7 wideout in the state of California and No. 18 wide receiver in the nation, Osborne released his decision via social media.
“I’ve made my decision. First of all, I would like to express my gratitude towards all the coaches, teammates, trainers, family and friends who I have came [sic] in contact with throughout my football career. You have all shaped me into the football player and person that I am today. I would also like to thank all of the colleges who have offered me scholarships. I know I am very blessed to have this opportunity. With that being said, I am proud to announce that I am committed to the University of Washington. Go Dawgs!”
Hailing from Mission Viejo, California, Osborne chose Washington over the likes of fellow Pac-12 programs Arizona State, Cal and Oregon, as well as traditional powerhouses like Miami, Michigan and Tennessee – all of whom had extended scholarship offers to the talented wideout.
In an interview with Scout, Osborne explained that his rapport with Washington head football coach Chris Petersen and the university’s excellent business school were large factors in his decision.
“I think Coach Petersen is the best coach in the country,” Osborne said. “The thing I love about him is he’s not just about football, he wants to make every player a better person and set them up for life after football. My goal is to become a better man and a better athlete and I know I can do that at Washington.
“Washington has a top 10 Business program, which is what I want to major in and I have an aunt and uncle who live 20 minutes away from campus so it’s just a great all around fit for me.”
With the addition of Osborne, Washington now has three recruits in the 2018 class.