Coach Lance Leipold and his staff have been extremely busy on the recruiting trail as of late and their hard work is paying off. The SUNY Buffalo staff received good news recently when 2015 wide reciever K.J. Osborn announced his commitment to Buffalo.
Osborn chose Buffalo over offers from Middle Tennessee State, preferred walk-on offers from Cincinnati and Rutgers as well as full scholarship offers from 12 FCS schools.
In a recent interview with Hustle Belt, K.J. stated what schools he strongly considered before committing to Buffalo.
"Buffalo, Southern Illinois, and Bryant but Buffalo and SIU were my main two schools before I committed."
Osborn had to make a tough decision since one of his best friends is currently committed to Southern Illinois.
"It was a tough decision for me, one of my good friends is currently committed to Southern Illinois. In the end, I just tried to make the best decision for me but it definitely was hard, we've been teammates since 7th grade."
Osborn took an official visit to Buffalo last weekend and that was when he received an offer from the coaching staff.
"As soon as I got on campus, I went into the football lounge and got to meet with the head coach. He offered me as soon as I got there. It was definitely a great start to my official visit."
Osborn cited that his great connection with the new coaching staff was a big reason for his commitment.
"I really like the new coaching staff. I like the head coach and the guys he hired. I really like the receivers coach, Rob Ianello. He actually recruited my head coach, Chris Weinke, out of high school. I really like his experience and I just felt comfortable with him when he was teaching me while we were breaking down film."
Osborn is extremely excited to get onto campus and looks forward to having success both on and off the field.
"I just really am looking forward to getting there and getting better as a player. My goal is to keep about a 3.4-3.5 GPA during my time at Buffalo. On the field, I want to contribute wherever I can as a freshman. I want to be able to produce early in my career and make an impact when I play."
Osborn has proven that he is a deep ball threat, a solid route runner, and can break tackles in the open field. As far as what he needs to improve on, Osborn. wants to work on staying low and getting in and out of his breaks before he arrives on campus at Buffalo.
Osborn looks to be a nice grab for the Bulls and can develop into a play maker over the next few seasons. Check out his highlights for yourself courtesy of Hudl, you won't be disappointed: