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Blasting Off From Waterford To Ohio — Corsairs QB Osborne Rockets To Toledo In D1 Recruiting Steal

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, February 22, 2023, 3:21 pm

Potential 2023 Mr. Football candidate and dual-threat quarterback dynamo Kalieb Osborne committed to Toledo last week.

The 6-foot-5 field general puts up video-game numbers, combining for more than 7,000 yards and 89 touchdowns in his sophomore and junior campaigns alone. In 2021, Osborn led Mott to the program’s first district title. Toledo and Central Michigan were his two DI offers.

Mott head coach Chris Fahr thinks Osborne doesn’t get the respect he deserves due to the Corsairs competing in the little-covered LVC.

“People don’t realize how good he is,” he said. “Because of where we play, Kalieb’s had scouts talk themselves out of liking him for reasons I still don’t understand, But Toledo sees it. They saw it right away and they want him to be their future at the quarterback position. There’s nothing he can’t do running an offense. He’s coachable, unselfish, as smart as he is versatile, and a natural leader. What more could a college coach want?”

Last fall, Osborne threw for 2,790 yards and 20 touchdown passes to go along with 1,775 yards and 31 scores on the ground. His Corsairs squad finished 8-3, bowing in the district finals to Midland 41-34.

During the winter months, Osborne is an all-league forward on the basketball court. His Corsairs cage crew are the two-time defending champs in LVC hoops.