Following a high-profile recruiting event last Friday, the Texas Longhorns are continuing to take advantage of the brief stretch of days between dead periods by hosting Fort Bend Austin wide receiver Troy Omeire and Carrolton Ranchview athlete Michael Henderson Jr. on Tuesday:
Loving my stay in Austin #HookEm .... pic.twitter.com/cnc3olKNSs— t.O (@TroyOmeire) July 31, 2018
Will be at The University Of Texas Tomorrow #HookEm @EJHolland247— Michael Henderson Jr (@nolimitmikey7) July 31, 2018
While both recruits are members of the 2020 recruiting class, the visit from Omeire in particular is important to arrest some early momentum for Texas A&M — the Aggies hold both of his 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.
At 6’3.5 and 205 pounds, Omeire is already an impressive prospect. He burst onto the scene as a sophomore by catching 39 passes for 742 yards and eight touchdowns, quickly earning offers from national powers like Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Ohio State.
The offer from Alabama came after he worked out at a summer camp in June.
Omeire is the second-ranked wide receiver in the state, behind consensus five-star prospect Demond Demas.
Henderson, meanwhile, is an intriguing athlete at 6’2 and 220 pounds. He plays quarterback at Ranchview, but will almost certainly play a different position in college. Players at his size rarely get described as twitchy, but it’s a fitting description for Henderson because of his explosiveness, which could allow him to play running back in college. The better fit at Texas would be outside linebacker.
As a consensus three-star prospect, Henderson isn’t ranked particularly highly. His offer list, however, indicates interest from some big-time programs, including Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M, and Washington.
For players like Henderson, an offer from the Horned Frogs says a lot — he’s exactly the type of prospect TCU head coach Gary Patterson has forged his reputation by successfully converting to defense.
Oklahoma is considered the early leader, but don’t be surprised if Texas enters the mix at some point in the near future by extending an offer. And, in fact, the Longhorns offered Henderson on Tuesday:
During an amazing visit, I’m blessed to say I’ve received an offer from The University Of Texas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/1VJFxOA5Ky— Michael Henderson Jr (@nolimitmikey7) July 31, 2018