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DE Charles Omenihu signs with the Texas Longhorns

Omenihu signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a member of the University of Texas class of 2019.

Rowlett defensive end Charles Omenihu signed his letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Longhorn.

The 6'5, 220-pound defensive end is rated as the No. 38 weak side defensive end nationally, the No. 114 player in the state of Texas, and the No. 827 prospect in the country.

Omenihu held offers from Louisiana Tech, Northwestern, and Tulsa, along with interest from Baylor, Michigan, and Oklahoma.

From Bon's recruiting profile:

A high-upside recruit who has a chance to raise his stock with a strong senior season, Omenihu has a long, lean frame that could eventually hold up to 260 pounds once he gets into the Texas strength and conditioning program with Pat Moorer.

Quick off the ball, Omenihu is at his best against the run game at this point, where his long arms and motor allow him to hit and control opposing offensive linemen and his ability to re-direct lets him find opposing ball carriers in the offensive backfield.

The long arms of Omenihu give him a wide tackling radius and his ability to get low and then move laterally helps in that regard as well. In fact, his ability to understand leverage by forcing running backs inside and then slide to make plays is probably his best attribute as a player.

Omenihu's interview at the 2015 Semper Fiedlis All American Bowl: