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4-star in-state WR Troy Omeire names Texas in final 4

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The Longhorns will need to outlast a trio of SEC recruiting powers in hopes of landing one of the nation’s premier prospects.

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Fewer than a full handful of programs remain in the mix with elite Fort Bend Austin wide receiver Troy Omeire.

On Friday morning, the top 100 national prospect out of the Houston-area cut his recruitment down to just four schools, naming the Texas Longhorns, Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas A&M Aggies, and LSU Tigers as his final options.

A four-star talent, Omeire has frequented the Forty Acres throughout throughout his recruitment. In addition to an entire handful of trips to Austin throughout the 2018 calander year, Omeire has toured Texas three more times this offseason.

“I just visited Texas and had a fun time,” Omeire told BON in early March. “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.”

Since those remarks recapping his March 9 visit, Omeire has since returned twice; once one March 28, and then just weeks later for another unofficial visit for the Orange-White spring game. In that aftermath of that April visit, a Crystal Ball pick did come in projecting Omeire to Austin, but the Aggies still own the overall edge with five of his six picks.

Should Texas be able to upset its primary in-state recruiting foe in College Station, and furthermore, keep Omeire away from the SEC entirely, he would be well worth the work put forth, as previously noted by BON’s Joe Hamilton.

“In hauling in 804 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns [as a junior], 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.”

Now to mention, listed at 6’4, 217 pounds, Omeire fits the mold of what Texas has looked to implement at the wide receiver position as of late with bigger, more physical pass-catchers.

Omeire is ranked as the nation’s No. 89 player overall, as the No. 17 wide receiver, and as the No. 11 prospect in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite.