Tom Herman’s stellar 2018 class continues to add key pieces down the stretch.
On Tuesday evening, versatile Katy defensive tackle Moro Ojomo became the latest to side with the burnt orange nation, announcing his commitment to the Texas Longhorns over Oklahoma, Oregon, Notre Dame and Miami, among others.
Early on Wednesday morning, he made his addition to the 2018 recruiting class officially by signing his National Letter of Intent.
Moro Ojomo is officially a Longhorn. pic.twitter.com/alC9BcbxR7— Longhorn Network (@LonghornNetwork) February 7, 2018
A fast-rising prospect, Ojomo picked up many of his major offers since December, with Alabama extending the most recent offer last week. The Longhorns were among that bunch, entering his recruitment on December 6. As offers from the likes of Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Oregon, Notre Dame and Miami rolled in throughout the month after adding his Texas offer, Ojomo announced top seven comprised of each of the aforementioned programs, as well as TCU, which was the very first program to offer the Houston-area talent.
Ojomo then utilized the the past four weekends to officially visit Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Texas, with a two-trip tour to Oregon and Miami coming over the weekend before National Signing Day.
Despite the Fighting Irish, Ducks, and Hurricanes each having a say in the matter, though, it was the Sooners that stood as the only true threat to the Longhorns, and at one point, Ojomo’s recruitment seemed to be a toss up between Texas, Oklahoma and even Texas A&M.
First the Aggies began to falter, and soon thereafter, the momentum with Ojomo faded for the Sooners. Meanwhile, the ‘Horns began surging in Ojomo’s recruitment, seeing upwards of a dozen Crystal Ball projections roll in down the stretch before ultimately earning Ojomo’s pledge on Tuesday.
Now a Longhorn, Ojomo bolsters a Texas 2018 class that’s up to 26 members and ranks No. 3 nationally. Although he isn’t among the more highly-ranked prospects Texas owns commitments or signatures from in this cycle, Ojomo adds upside and depth to a Longhorns defensive line in desperate need of both, and does so as one of the more underrated prospects this cycle.
A 6’3, 280-pound prospect, Ojomo flashed a blend of brute power and finesse around the line of scrimmage en route to District 19-6A Defensive MVP honors as a senior. As evident by his solid frame, Ojomo has high-level athleticism and given that he’s far from just a mass in the middle, his versatility as along the defensive line could afford the Houston-area product playing time as a true freshman, especially if Texas suffers any form of attrition in the trenches.
Rated as a three-star recruit, Ojomo is ranked as the nation’s No. 388 player, No. 27 defensive tackle and the No. 55 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.