It’s decision day for elite Forth Worth Nolan Catholic weak-side defensive end NaNa Osafo-Mensah.
On Saturday afternoon, the No. 15 prospect in the state will announce whether he will take his talents across the country to Notre Dame, or stay much closer to home and become a Texas Longhorn:
The 6’4, 227-pounder released his final list hours before heading to South Bend for his official visit on April 13. At the time, Texas was thought to hold the narrow edge, but the perception swung considerably in Notre Dame’s favor following his visit.
On May 4, the Longhorns got their opportunity to host Osafo-Mensah once again, and this time around, Texas was essentially required to hit a home run with their key target to regain pole position in his recruitment. Several reports have indicated that although the visit went well, it wasn’t quite enough to alter the industry expectation that Notre Dame will be the pick, despite Osafo-Mensah remaining adamant that he was torn on the decision.
Torn or not at this stage, Osafo-Mensah is just hours away from his commitment and there’s little reason to believe Texas will be the pick.
A consensus four-star prospect, Osafo-Mensah is ranked as the No. 105 player nationally, the No. 7 weak-side defensive end, and the No. 15 player in Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He narrowed his list to two after picking up offers from 25 other programs nationally, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Tennessee, and USC.