t there were chemistry problems on the squad. And despite being a quiet, soft spoken person, Maselera is ready to step into a leadership role.
"I'm pretty shy, I really don't talk much,” he said. "I usually don't say anything on the field. I just play. But I can be a vocal leader, though. I'll step up to that when the team needs it.”
One of the reasons OSU offered Maselera early (he was the Cowboys' first commitment of the 2011 recruiting class) is his blazing speed. He's been clocked at 4.39 in the 40 and placed fifth at state in the 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters.
Last season, the 6-0, 190-pounder had 72 tackles and scored nine touchdowns. He returned three kickoffs for an average of 34.6 yards and took one the distance. He also took an interception back for a score. As a sophomore, he had more than 100 tackles.
"Last year things got frustrating at the end of the season,” Maselera said. "This team will be more together. We'll play together better.”
And with 11 players on the field, imagine the possibilities.