By NU Athletic Communications
ATH, 6-3, 175, Garland, Texas (South Garland HS)
Courtney Osborne is one of nine Texas natives in Nebraska's signing class, representing the Huskers' largest ever recruiting harvest from the Lone Star State. Osborne joins his twin brother, Steven, in the Huskers' 2008 signing class, marking the second set of twins to sign with Nebraska. They join the Bullocks brothers who signed in 2001. A versatile performer, Courtney was recruited by the Huskers as an athlete who could play a number of positions. Osborne made his biggest impact on defense for South Garland High School and Coach Mickey Moss. He also excelled on the special teams units where he utilized his hard-hitting style. The play of the Osbornes helped a talented South Garland squad to a 10-2 record and a district title in 2007. Courtney was listed as the No. 50 prospect on the Dallas Morning News' Area 100 list. In addition to Nebraska, Osborne also received scholarship offers from UNLV and Kansas. Courtney was born on Jan. 15, 1990, and is the son of Sandra Osborne.