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Bevo Bites: Texas targets WR Troy Omeire and OG Akinola Ogunbiyi impress

Burnt Orange Nation was on hand to see several Texas targets Thursday night, including Troy Omeire and Akinola Ogunbiyi.

Joe Hamilton

On Thursday and Friday, Burnt Orange Nation was on hand to see numerous Texas targets. Here are a few quick thoughts regarding some of the most notable the 2020 class has to offer.

2020 — Troy Omeire — 4-star WR — Fort Bend Austin:

I was able to first see Troy Omeire when he was just a raw freshman. Since then, Omeire has put in the work and transitioned into a fundamentally sound wide-out with a great deal of potential. He was in action Thursday night, and did not disappoint as he displayed great leadership qualities and hauled in three touchdown receptions. One of those touchdowns came in a crucial moment of the game and ultimately gave his team a late lead to come away with the victory. It’s a must that I add he was wearing Texas gloves the entire game. As you may know, Tom Herman was out on the road last week to watch recruits, Omeire was one of those players he made sure to check out. Herman making that effort to see Omeire “meant a lot” to him, and has made the Longhorns an even more attractive landing spot. Omeire has a total of 18 total offers, but several schools are at the top of his list right now. Arkansas, Texas A&M, and Texas have impressed the standout the most thus far. Texas and Texas A&M seem to be the programs pursuing him the greatest.

2020 — Akinola Ogunbiyi — 4-star OG — Fort Bend Kempner — Texas A&M commit:

Akinola Ogunbiyi is a well put together prospect that will develop into a force on the offensive line. He’s a quick 6’4, 310-pounder that moves exceptionally well when he’s forced to pull or work his way up to the second level. Ogunbiyi is significantly comfortable in run-blocking and can bend really good for his size. Thursday night he played the lead blocker role on numerous plays and created a pathway for his running back, Jordan Shelton, who absolutely gashed the defense with his legs and vision. Although Ogunbiyi is a Texas A&M commit, he told me that he has been in contact with the Texas coaching staff and that he does like the Longhorns. Offensive line coach Herb Hand has made an effort to remain in contact with Ogunbiyi to potentially flip him. Texas extended an offer to Ogunbiyi in early June.

2020 — Kendal Septs — 3-star OG — Fort Bend Austin:

Kendal Septs is a massive guy at 6’3, 325 pounds, but he’s nifty on his feet and one of the more versatile prospects — as far as the trenches go — in the state. Thursday night, Septs played both sides of the ball, lining up at right tackle on offense and nose guard on defense. He was overpowering towards majority of his opponents and showed that he was pretty flexible in his lower body. Septs hasn’t heard much from the Texas staff, but would be delighted to receive some attention from them. At the moment, Septs holds offers from Boston College, Houston, Missouri, and Texas A&M.