With the 2018 class coming to a close, Texas is beginning to shift its focus towards the 2019 class, with Fort Worth Nolan Catholic weak-side defensive end NaNa Osafo-Mensah becoming the latest to pick up a Longhorns offer on Thursday.
A four-star star prospect, Osafo-Mensah has also added offers from programs such as LSU, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA and Arkansas, among others.
With Texas joining the mix, Osafo-Mensah becomes the fifth 2019 weak-side defensive end prospect to pick up an offer from the Longhorns, and the second in-state product, as he joins Braedon Mowry out of Katy Taylor. Given that the ‘Horns failed to add an edge rusher in the 2018 class, expect Tom Herman and Oscar Giles to go all in on Osafo-Mensah early as the staff aims to build upon what’s currently a one-man class.
A 6’4, 227-pound prospect, Osaka-Mensah is ranked as the nation’s No. 92 player, No. 6 weak-side defensive end and the No. 12 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.