Texas’ JR DE Charles Omenihu has declared he will return for his Senior season after he was pondering leaving early for the draft.
Omenihu figures to be a big piece of next year’s defensive line and we expect to see him come out of the game less than this past season.
After talking to my parents, coaches and many nights of prayer I am proud to announce that I will be…🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/YvV7XQXmvx
— Charles Omenihu (@charless_94) January 9, 2018
Statement from Omenihu:
First of all, I want to thank everyone who has supported me during the decision-making process. From my family, to my teammates, to the coaching staff, I’ve had all the support I could ask for, and I can’t express how much I appreciate that from everyone. After taking everything into consideration, I’ve decided to return for my senior season at Texas.
Although playing in the NFL is a dream of mine, when I looked at the whole picture, I know how much more I can develop both as a player and as a leader, and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing under Coach Herman, Coach Orlando, Coach Giles and Coach McKnight. I’m also on track to earn my degree, which is something that means so much to me, and I know how valuable a degree from UT will be to my future.
With that, the win we just had in the Texas Bowl has already started the momentum, and I can’t wait to get into the offseason program and help build the future of this program.