Late Friday morning, 2020 wide receiver recruit Troy Omeire (Fort Bend Austin) announced his commitment to Texas via his Twitter account.
Omeire, a four-star recruit who measured 6’3.5 and 217 pounds at The Opening Regional in Houston in March, was originally offered by Texas in April of 2018, three months after he received his first offer from Texas A&M in late January. In May of this year he named Texas as one of his final four schools he was considering, along with Alabama, LSU, and Texas A&M. But he committed to Texas A&M on June 8 and had been an Aggie commit for over three months before flipping his commitment this morning.
His commitment gives the Longhorns 20 commits overall this cycle (dubbed as the #cloUT2020 class on social media), and he is the second wide receiver commit, along with Temple’s Quentin Johnston, who announced his commitment on Aug. 17. He is also the second recruit to publicly commit to the Longhorns this week, after 2020 running back Ty Jordan announced his commitment on Sunday.
Omeire leads his Fort Bend Austin team with 22 catches for 360 yards and four touchdowns through their first three games, though the Bulldogs are 0-3 so far. He caught 85 passes for 1,546 yards and 21 touchdowns between his sophomore and junior seasons and earned all-district first-team wide receiver honors in both years while competing in District 20-6A.
Worth noting: Omeire’s Fort Bend Austin team lost to Katy Tompkins in its first week of both this season and in 2018, so Omeire has had two up-close looks at Tompkins’ 2021 quarterback Jalen Milroe, who committed to Texas on July 21, 2019. In those two games against Austin, Milroe’s combined stats were: 17 completions on 22 passes for 316 yards, 5 TDs and no interceptions. No word yet on what role Milroe’s play on the field or work behind the scenes might have played on Omeire’s flip to Texas. (Also worth noting: Tompkins and Fort Bend Austin are just 12 miles apart.)
In the 247Sports Composite, Omeire is currently rated as the No. 188 recruit in the nation, the No. 29 Texas prospect and No. 32 wide receiver in the 2020 class.