Rhode Island made the Boston College Eagles recruit list in 2014, thanks to freshman defensive end Oseh-Lie Saine.Saine did what a number of his teammates have done: played for his local high school, then did a postgraduate year, ostensibly in preparation for college, and perhaps to sharpen his game and catch the eyes of recruiters.
In his first high school football career, Oseh-Lie Saine played for his hometown Lincoln Lions, graduating from the academic institution in 2013. From there, it was off to Worcester, and his profile was raised. Soon, he was on Boston College’s radar and it did not take them long to offer him a scholarship.
[Don Brown and Ben Albert] loved my explosiveness and get-up speed along with my relentlessness around the ball. Coach Brown and Albert were always in contact with me. They would just call to talk.
The local article also tells of his change in position from linebacker to defensive end.
Saine might well have a future for Boston College on the defensive line, but does it begin in 2014?
Oseh-Lie Saine: Fast Facts
- Position: Defensive end
- Hometown: Lincoln, Rhode Island
- High School: Lincoln High School and Worcester Academy
- Measurements: 6-foot-4, 265 lb.
- Class year at 2014 opener: Freshman
- BC games played: 0
Oseh-Lie Saine: 2013 Season (HS)
- Switched to defensive end
- Did not appear on Spring 2014 roster
Saine was an under-the-radar recruit when he began his high school football playing days down in Rhode Island, and even at Worcester Academy, his name was not especially well-known to the fans. It was, however, known to the coaches, who offered him quickly and brought him into Chestnut Hill.
He could play this season on a depleted defensive line; since he essentially spent five years in high school, assuming he did not graduate from Lincoln early, one would not think that a redshirt will be in his future. Special teams is also a possibility.
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