For the second-time this cycle, Texas A&M has topped Texas in a head-to-head recruiting battle for one of the nation’s elite receivers. This time around, it’s Fort Bend Austin product Troy Omeire who’s headed to Texas A&M, announcing his pledge to the Aggies following his second trip to College Station in as many weekends.
Just short of a month ago, Omeire named Texas and Texas A&M as two of his final four options, along with Alabama and LSU, though his recruitment has long been considered a two-team battle between the Longhorns and Aggies, and that was often apparent as the top-100 national prospect has been to each campus on numerous occasions.
Texas hosted Omeire three times this offseason, with his most recent visit coming for the spring game, and momentum even momentarily swing in Texas favor in the not too distant past.
“They’re recruiting me pretty hard,” Omiere previously told BON. “They’re sending me texts everyday, showing that they care about me. I talk to Coach Meekins like almost everyday.”
Nevertheless, with his summer decision looming, it was the Aggies that aggressively made the most of the first portion of the month, welcoming Omiere for his first official visit last weekend, and then securing a return visit this weekend before any of his other finalists could lock in an official tour.
As is often the case, no recruitment is officially over until pen meets paper, so expect Texas to remain involved, but the Aggies have already held the Horns — among other aspiring suitors — off after earning an early pledge from five-star Tomball receiver Demond Demas.
Despite the miss on Omeire, Texas still remains well in the mix with some of its key targets at the position. Calabasas (Calif.) star Johnny Wilson, who unofficially visited Texas last weekend and is aiming to return later this month for an official visit, remains a priority, as does Saint Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic product Mookie Cooper, a former Texas commit who named the Horns in his final five on Tuesday. Fort Bend Marshall speedster Devon Achane and Temple standout are among the other receivers Texas is targeting.