The Texas Longhorns hosted one the nation’s top wideouts over the weekend for an instrumental unofficial visit, as Fort Bend Austin wide receiver Troy Omeire made his way to the Forty Acres. Omeire was accompanied by elite Cy Creek outside linebacker Josh White and Houston-based trainer and founder of All-En Sports, Justin Allen.
“I just visited Texas and had a fun time,” Omeire told BON. “It was me and Josh [White] and we were with the players and stuff, I had a good time over there. Everyone was like family, everyone treated us as if we were family.”
The four-star prospect has been a recruit that the Texas coaching staff has expressed a substantial amount of interest in over the last year. This past season, Herman made an effort to see Omeire in action and that was something that struck a chord with the big-bodied wideout.
Wide receivers Corby Meekins,has been the lead man in recruiting Omeire for the Horns, and he’s made a strong impression on him. Omeire and Meekins have established a strong connection throughout the past year and speak quite frequently.
“They’re recruiting me pretty hard,” Omiere said. “They’re sending me texts everyday, showing that they care about me. I talk to Coach Meekins like almost everyday.”
The Longhorns were the eighth school to put an offer on the table for Omeire last spring. Since then, Omeire has racked in well over 20 offers and has a handful of programs alongside the Longhorns that he’s paying close attention to at this point of his recruiting process. Omeire released his top 10 schools in December, but Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Notre Dame, and Texas A&M are currently the universities that Omeire is eyeing closely.
The recruiting process most certainly gets hectic for a player of Omeire’s caliber, but he’s taking his time with it and sees the process for what it is.
“I’m loving it, but I know the real deal,” Omeire said. “Everyone gets the same type of love. I’m keeping my head straight.”
A number of Omeire’s offers came in the midst of his junior season when he really took off, despite missing two games. In hauling in 804 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns, Omeire was able to show how dynamic he is as a pass catcher. With a larger stature than most high school wide receivers, Omeire displayed that he has the ability to stretch the field at any given moment and also doesn’t shy away from imposing his will on defensive backs when he’s not catching the ball.
“Me, I did great,” Omeire said when asked about how this past season went. “I think I could’ve done better. I didn’t play in two games, so I think that messed up my stats, but I think I did great overall.”
Omeire is one of 10 wide receivers that the Longhorns have presented an offer to in this current recruiting class. After a recent decommitment from four-star standout Mookie Cooper, Texas currently has no verbal pledges at the receiver position.
If Omeire was to make a list of his top five schools today, he says Texas would appear on that list.
At 6’4, 217 pounds, Omeire is ranked as the nation’s No. 72 prospect, the No. 15 wide receiver in the country, and as the No. 11 player in the state, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.