Class of 2008

Courtney Osborne

PositionDB
Height6/3
Weight175
HometownGarland, TX
High schoolSouth Garland

Originally published Feb. 7, 2008 in the Omaha World-Herald

Osborne says: "College football is always what I've wanted to do. I just didn't know what college. Nebraska's just a good fit for me."

Did you know?

Longtime friend and South Garland secondary mate Joseph Ibiloye signed with Oklahoma.

Coachspeak

"Man, he can hit and he can run." -- Mickey Moss, South Garland coach

The gurus say

All-District 10-5A as a senior at South Garland and ranked No. 50 in the Area Top 100 by the Denton Record-Chronicle.

About Osborne

Like his twin brother Steven, Courtney Osborne wasn't overwhelmed with big offers, looking mostly at Kansas or UNLV if not for Nebraska. Moss said some schools backed off one or the other, however, when they realized it was going to cost them two scholarships. "Twins have to stick together," Courtney Osborne said of the pair, the second set of twins to sign with Nebraska. They join the Bullocks brothers, who signed in 2001. Moss said Osborne, who was listed as the No. 50 prospect on the Dallas Morning News' Area 100 list, evolved from a skinny kid who maybe didn't look all that impressive last spring to a solid player as a senior. He made 85 tackles and returned a fumble for a TD. Though he is not as big as his brother, he has good speed (22.1 seconds in the 200 meters).

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