Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian sent nine players to the D-I level out of the class of 2006 and though the talent level won't be as bountiful for the class of 2007 but the school does have three legitimate D-I players, one of them picked up a bundle of offers over the past week.
The player in question is wide receiver Christopher Owusu (6-2, 177, 4.5), who saw his stock completely blow up over the past week.
"We have sent out a tape on Christopher and the phone has been ringing off the hook," Oaks Christian coach Bill Reddell said. "He received five offers this week alone and more are undoubtedly on their way."
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Owusu received offers from Stanford, Duke, BYU, Nevada and Ole Miss.
"Christopher has qualities that you can't teach," Reddell said. "He's a guy who is 6-foot-2 and can flat out fly.
"What colleges see in Christopher is a guy who is a game breaker," Reddell said. "Anyone who saw him play against Saint Bonaventure saw that. He can turn a short pass into a long gain.
Owusu is a raw player who has yet reached his full potential. He's very athletic, graceful, fast and comes from outstanding bloodlines. His father ran the 400-meter in the Olympics while representing Ghana.
Another thing to like about Owusu is he's an outstanding student who carries a 4.0 GPA in honors courses.
As a junior, Owusu caught 33 passes for 747 yards and nine touchdowns.