Broken Arrow 2024 TE Derrick Osmond has emerged this offseason as Oklahoma’s No. 3 ranked tight end No. 14 overall prospect in the rising 2024 class. Blessed with terrific size, athleticism and physicality, Osmond was a standout performer at the Six Star Football Oklahoma Showcase on April 2 in his hometown.
At 6’7, 240-pounds, Osmond recorded a 4.82 laser timed 40-yard dash, a 106 broad jump and 26 inch vertical at the Six Star Showcase and earned camp honors at the event, including an invitation to TheFINALS All-America Showcase.
He has since committed to play at Tulsa, choosing the Golden Hurricanes over 110other Division I offers, including Kansas, Miami (OH), Central Arkansas, Texas State, Kent State, Southern Illinois, South Dakota, Sam Houston, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan.
The Showcase gave me a great platform to show recruiters what I could do. I also was given an opportunity to learn some new skills as well as lessons about the recruiting process which made it easier. The fact that it was close by and in my hometown was a bonus also.
— Tulsa commit Derrick Osmond
Six Star Football recently caught up with Osmond and asked him about his commitment to Tulsa and the upcoming season.
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— Derrick Osmond (@DerrickOsmond88) August 19, 2023
Six Star Football — Tell people who haven’t seen you play about your game, strengths as a player.
DO — I would say I am a very physical player who has been blessed with height & hands. I love it when I get the opportunity to have a play come my way but I’m just as happy to go and deliver a huge block. Playing TE & DE gives me the best of both worlds of being able to catch & hit.
Six Star Football — What were some things you were focused on during the offseason
DO—Definitely building muscle mass & conditioning. My goal was to start on both offense and defense. Not too many people play both ways these days and I knew that I would need to be in condition in order to go against someone who’s fresh each series.
Six Star Football — Tell us about the upcoming season at BA
DO — This my Senior year at BA and very important to me. The guys are my team are my bothers & I would do anything for them. We just keep grinding away and know that it’s not just 1 guy out there…it’s eleven of us sweating it out & getting it done for each other.
Six Star Football — Tell us about your commitment to Tulsa. What was it about the program that impressed you and what were some of the main reasons for committing there.
DO — I’ve verbally committed to TU recently. I have a family history with that program, and they were the first ones to show interest in me. I was blow away by the way the coaches there really recruited the Tulsa area. Then once I got to know the staff and the goals that they have for that program, I was “all in” at that point.
Six Star Football — Anyone in particular that you have looked up to or patterned your game after as a player?
DO — I try to pattern my game after Travis Kelce. He always does what he can to get open, but he can also deliver a hit.
Six Star Football — What were some things you are focused on this off-season?
DO — Keeping my grades up but also enjoying all the non-football things that come with your Senior year.
Six Star Football — Hobbies outside of football:
DO — Just hanging out with my friends whenever I get the chance. A bunch of us have started playing sand volleyball.
Six Star Football — What was your experience like at the 6Star Football Showcase:
DO — The Showcase gave me a great platform to show recruiters what I could do. I also was given an opportunity to learn some new skills as well as lessons about the recruiting process which made it easier. The fact that it was close by and in my hometown was a bonus also.