Parental Nudge?

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Apr 6, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


The only junior day that Chris Owusu has attended was Stanford's. "I like coach Jim Harbaugh. He's a great guy and knows how to bring enthusiasm and energy to the field," Owusu said. "Just talking to him I could tell that he was a winner. He's not gonna give up and wants Stanford to be the best in academics and football..."

Chris Owusu, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village (Calif.) finished his junior season with 33 receptions for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns. He garnered those impressive stats while catching passes from Notre Dame signee and former teammate, Jimmy Clausen.

"Jimmy is a great quarterback and we're good friends," Owusu said. "He really wants me to go there and hopes that they offer me."

Although the Irish haven't offered Owens yet, he does have offers from Stanford, Virginia, Duke, Mississippi, UNLV and BYU.

Owusu, who claims to run a 4.5 forty, said he favors the Cardinal slightly over BYU, Duke, Notre Dame, Michigan and Florida.

"Notre Dame and Michigan are both great programs," Owusu said. "Michigan uses their wide receivers a lot and they know how to win. They run a great offense.

"I really like the coaches at Notre Dame, especially Charlie Weis. He's a great teacher and makes his players better."

The only junior day that Owusu has attended was Stanford's. "I like coach Jim Harbaugh. He's a great guy and knows how to bring enthusiasm and energy to the field. Just talking to him I could tell that he was a winner. He's not gonna give up and wants Stanford to be the best in academics and football."

Owusu's parents also like Stanford. "They want me to choose for myself, but they are probably nudging me towards Stanford. That's probably where they'd like me to go."

Although he says he'd like to take his official visits, he admits he may end up making a decision during the summer. "If it feels right I'll commit during the summer," Owusu said. "I'd like to take a lot of visits during the summer and in the fall.

"I want to play for a team that wins games and is moving in the right direction," he said. "I'd also like to go to a school with a great reputation. As a kid I grew up loving the Pac-10. I liked USC, UCLA, Stanford and Oregon the most.

"I have got speed and have the ability to turn short gains into long gains. I'm mostly working on running my routes better and concentrating on catching every ball."

He reports a 4.2 core GPA (accelerated), but has not taken the SAT or ACT yet.



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