Illini high on Oseland

Illini high on Oseland

Quinn Oseland isn’t lacking in offers.

Narrowing down those offers, however, and ultimately choosing a school is what the Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin offensive tackle is now weighing this summer.

The Class of 2015 right tackle doesn’t have a set date on when he wants to pick one school among the 20 offers he has.

Schools like Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Minnesota in the Big Ten, along with notable ones from Oregon, Arizona State and Louisville, are in the mix to land the highly-coveted Oseland.

“I would like to make my decision by the end of this summer, and that’s the best-case scenario,” Oseland said, “but I’m really not sure yet what I’ll do.”

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Oseland has seen most of the country through his recruiting process, but he hasn’t made any visits in the last month.

Illinois has two offensive linemen in the fold already in the Class of 2015 with Jacksonville’s Gabe Megginson and Indianapolis Bishop Chatard’s Adam Solomon giving Tim Beckman oral commitments.

But adding two or three more is ideal for the Illini, who have three seniors slated to start this fall along the offensive line.

“It was pretty cool seeing that he made his decision,” Oseland said about Megginson, who plays in the same conference as Oseland does at SHG. “Illinois stays in touch a bunch, and their main message, I would say, is that they want me and they want me to stay home in-state.”

Illinois offensive line coach A.J. Ricker is the primary recruiter on Oseland, and Oseland cites academics, coaching staff and strength staff, facilities and campus environment in factors he is evaluating with all the schools on his list.

While the recruiting process has increased significantly for Oseland at this time compared to where it was last summer, he is eager to start his senior season at SHG.

The Cyclones finished 14-0 last season and won a Class 5A title with incoming Illinois freshman wideout Malik Turner sporting big numbers last fall.

“I am very excited for my season to start, but it all doesn’t have to come so soon being that it’s my last year at SHG,” Oseland said. “I love playing over at SHG with my teammates, so I will miss that in college, but it will be like starting over again, and I’m sure I’ll love where I go just like I do at SHG.”

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