Open Post | Tuesday, October 1st

Commitment Analysis | 2020 WR Troy Omeire
– D.T.

The Longhorns added their 20th commitment to the #cloUT2020 class and it came in the form of a huge surprise. Houston (Austin) WR Troy Omeire shook up the recruiting world when he announced his flip from Texas A&M to Texas on Twitter. Omeire is the Longhorns’ 2nd WR commitment in the class.

What is Texas getting in Omeire?

Ranking: #92 Nationally, #20 WR (Rivals), #179 Nationally, #28 WR (ESPN), #188 Nationally, #32 WR (247), #18 overall (Tx Top 25)

Top Offers: Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, LSU, TCU, Texas A&M

Size: 6’4 210

Projected College Position: Outside Receiver

Player Comparison: Brennan Eagles (Texas 2018-)

Analysis: Omeire reminds me of current Texas WR Brennan Eagles in more ways than one. He is tall (6’3-6’4), he is lean, and he can run. Omeire has a 22.42 200m personal best to his name, which signifies some very impressive wheels for a teenager his size. He can get that near 22.00 as a Senior if he works at it and it would definitely serve him well heading into arriving next summer.

Also similar to Eagles, he is raw when it comes to the nuance of playing the position. He is likely going to need some time to adjust at the next level, but when Omeire flashes, he flashes as bright as you can hope. Things are starting to click for Eagles at Texas and I believe Omeire could see a similar type of trajectory with his career barring injury. He has good (not great) hands, is unselfish in the running game, and represents a physical mismatch against any opponent he sees at his current level.

Omeire teams with Quentin Johnston to give Texas two tall, extremely high-upside playmakers to add to their uber-talented WR room.

Instant Impact Rating: 6

Quick-Hitters | Herman in Houston & Prince
– Super K

***With Texas on their bye week, Tom Herman was in Houston last week to see some players.

***Ahead of his OU official visit, Josh Eaton said Tom Herman and Jason Washington would be at his game. I’m assuming they made it by. I checked with Josh before the game.

***Also, was told Herman was planning on stopping by to see recent Texas commit, Troy Omeire.

***It looks like Texas isn’t done recruiting 2020 LSU LB commit, Josh White. I’m told Herman also stop by to see him last night.

***As I mentioned earlier in the week, Eaton and Princely were visiting OU last weekend.

Prince Dorbah told me he was also going to be up in Norman but it sounds like he was just going up to see a family member. Don’t get the sense it was a recruiting trip.

Recruits on Visits | The Latest
– Super K

As you know, Texas had a couple of their commits on official visits to OU this past weekend.

We’ve been able to speak to sources on both the OU side and connected to the players themselves and all the information lined up.

Here’s what I’ve heard…

***On the Josh Eaton front, I think OU made a pretty big impression. I think the depth chart was one of the things that stood out to the Eatons.

The sense I got was that this one is trending OU. However, Josh’s father, who accompanied Josh on the trip, has yet to visit Texas. So, while I think OU took the lead this past weekend, I don’t know if there are plans to get back to Texas for a visit. I also, don’t know how they’ll process the OU visit as they get further away from it.

Bottom line here though is this is one to watch.

***On the Princely Umanmielen front, I’m told Princely enjoyed the visit. However, I don’t get the sense that OU was able to make themselves a serious threat in this one.

My sense is that ultimately Princely just has a level of comfort with Texas and the Texas staff that will be hard for anyone to beat.

I do think Princely may take another official or two (perhaps Auburn). But again, I think Texas is just too tough to beat in this one.

Bottom line here is I don’t see much happening.

Quick Hitter | Texas Offers 2022 QB Quinn Ewers
– CJ Vogel

2022 Southlake Carroll QB Quinn Ewers earned himself a Texas offer Friday night following another very strong performance.

Tim Beck was at Southlake Carroll this weekend during the bye weekend and obviously was very pleased with the performance. Ewers threw for 280 yard and 5 touchdowns on 26/31 passing.

Ewers told me that Texas is “up there at the top” but that he is mainly focused on the season at the moment and will take a deeper look into his recruitment after the season.

It’s early, but Texas will be a big player in this recruitment. One to keep an eye on.