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Four-star Masina has options

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A lot can be made of what Osa Masina is supposed to do.
Truth be told, the four-star, class-of-2015 athlete is probably supposed to go to Utah. He has one brother on scholarship in Salt Lake City and another joining the Utes' program as a walk-on. But in an attempt to broaden his options, Masina planned to visit Washington this weekend.
That didn't really work out.
"I was going to try to get to Washington's game against Boise State," Masina said. "I think that one is today. I was going to go to a Michigan game, too. Now I don't think I'm going to visit anywhere during the season now. I decided not to and just focus on my team and my season. "
A bona fide star at Utah's Brighton High School, Masina has plenty of options. He currently holds nine scholarship offers and new schools are getting involved all the time. So, at this point, the question begs to be asked - is Utah the favorite?
"Not really," Masina said. "I don't really have a favorite right now. I mean, I like Utah, but I like it just as much as I like all the other schools."
Masina doesn't have much to say about his recruitment at this point. He has nearly two full seasons of high school football ahead of him, so that's understandable. That's not to say his recruitment is years away from an end, though. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
"I think I'm going to choose after the season," Masina said. "I might do it before senior year. I mean, I'm not sure about that but I want to."
Favorites won't be named for a while. Masina shies away from that stuff pretty quickly. He won't even discuss which coaching staffs he feels closest with. Instead, the only thing he'll touch on is which programs are recruiting him the hardest.
"Utah is always putting the pressure on," Masina said. "But Washington and UCLA have contacted me a lot more. They are both coming on hard."
The Utes, of course, have a little help in their pursuit of Masina. Utah's biggest perk is that it doesn't have restrictions on phone calls or contact. They can physically pull Masina out of bed in the middle of the night for a recruiting pitch if they so choose.
"My brothers aren't too hard on me," Masina said. "They want me to go to Utah, but they aren't pushing that hard. They just like to come see me play."
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