Osberry, the university’s lab school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, chose Notre Dame over Michigan and Texas A&M. He is the fourth linebacker in the class.
“They’ve been emphasizing how much they want me since then, probably since January,” Ausberry told ESPN of his pursuit of the Fighting Irish. “When I went up there in March, they were trying to get me to commit. They still wanted me. That shows how much they wanted me in the recruiting process.”
Ausberry is the 15th ESPN 300 recruit to commit to the Fighting Irish and new coach Marcus Freeman.
During his official visit to South Bend, Indiana, in June, Ausberry had the opportunity to chat with several prospective teammates — Keon Keeley (No. 24 in ESPN 300); Drake Bowen (No. 89) Peyton Bowen (No. 30) Preston Zinter And Adon Shuler (No. 170)
“I think I’ll fit in really well,” Ausberry said. “I think they’re bringing in some really good D-Liners that will take free holes that allow me to take blocks in front of you, run and match up.”
The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Ausberry recorded 94 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks and two pass breakups in junior high school.
“Definitely my speed, running side to side,” Ausberry said of his strengths. “No one really beats me to the sidelines. I think that’s my greatest trait.”
Ausberry’s father, Verge, is the senior associate athletic director at LSU.