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4-star WR Troy Omeire signs with Texas

The former Aggie pledge stuck with the Longhorns despite recent coaching changes.

Twitter: @troyomeire

Back in late September, four-star Sugar Land (Fort Bend Austin) wide receiver Troy Omeire made the decision to flip his commitment from the Texas A&M Aggies to the Texas Longhorns. On Wednesday, Omeire made that decision official by signing his National Letter of Intent to the Texas program.

In the aftermath of four-star wide receiver Quentin Johnson’s decision to flip to TCU on Monday, flipping Omeire from Texas A&M turned out to be one of the more important moments from the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Omeire, a four-star prospect who measured 6’3 and 217 pounds at The Opening Regional in Houston back in March, was originally offered by Texas in April, three months after he received his first offer from Texas A&M in late January. In May, he named Texas as one of his final four schools he was considering, along with Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M. Omeire committed to Texas A&M on June 8 and had been an Aggie commit for over three months before flipping his commitment on Sep. 20.

His flip from the Aggies to the Longhorns marked a rare moment between the two rivals. For the first time since 2014, a recruit switched his commitment from one in-state program to the other.

As a sophomore and junior, Omeire earned all-district first-team honors in both years while competing in the 20-6A district. He caught 85 passes for 1,546 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Fort Bend Austin’s disappointing 3-7 season didn’t stop Omeire from having his best high school season as a senior. He totaled over 1,250 yards (364 rushing, 906 receiving) and 15 touchdowns in 10 games. A standout senior season earned Omeire All-District Offensive MVP honors.

On film, it’s worthy to note that his highlight reel is filled with several impressive catches of him simply winning one-on-one jump balls over defenders. This speaks for his advanced ball skills as a bigger body wide receiver. Omeire excels at timing up throws, making the necessary body adjustments in air, and high pointing the football.

Outside of senior wide receivers Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay, Texas’ receivers struggled to help out Ehlinger and failed to make many one-on-one catches against opposing defensive backs in 2019. The addition of Omeire brings a big body possession receiver into a room that’s currently lacking one of those.

The loss of Quentin Johnson means Omeire signed as Texas’ top wide receiver at the early signing period. He joins Hutto three-star Dajon Harrison as one of the two wide receiver signees for the current Texas class.

As a consensus four-star prospect, Omeire ranks as the No. 39 receiver nationally and No. 35 prospect in the state of Texas, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.