Texas Football: What it means to flip WR Troy Omeire from Texas A&M

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A very nice addition to the 2020 Texas football recruiting class dropped on Sep. 20 by landing former Texas A&M commit and WR Troy Omeire.

The recruiting battle between the Texas football program and the rival Texas A&M Aggies slowed down of late. With the start of the 2019 regular season taking over for the past three or four weeks, Texas and Texas A&M took more to the field to prove their worth than on the recruiting trail. But the Lone Star Showdown can really only transpire for football on the recruiting trail now.

What the 2020 Texas football recruiting class was able to nab from Texas A&M on Sep. 20 was four-star Fort Bend Austin wide receiver Troy Omeire. The rangy and agile 6-foot-3.5 and 210 pound wideout originally committed to Texas A&M back on June 8. He had multiple official visits with the Aggies before that time.

The 2020 Texas football recruiting class both got to fill a big positional need and nab a key target from a rival program all in the same swing. Head coach Jimbo Fisher had to be relying on the commitment and soon to be signed National Letter of Intent from Omeire to solidify his receiving corps for this recruiting class.

Announcing the flip from Texas A&M to the Texas Longhorns football program came from Omeire on his Twitter timeline on Sep. 20. This flip came just one day before head Texas football coach Tom Herman prepares his team for battle in the Big 12 opener against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. This could be a really big start to a huge weekend for the Longhorns both on the gridiron and on the recruiting trail.

However, Omeire becomes the 20th commitment in the 2020 recruiting class and the second four-star wide receiver. The other is the fellow highly touted in-state product Quentin Johnston. The TCU Horned Frogs were heavy on the trail of Johnston, but Herman and wide receiver coach Drew Mehringer proved to come through by landing him earlier this summer.

By landing Omeire, the Longhorns are getting the nation’s No. 187 2020 high school prospect and the No. 32 wide receiver. He is also a top 30 ranked high school prospect coming out of the state of Texas.

According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, Texas ranks as the nation’s No. 5 2020 class in the nation. Texas is also holding steady as the top ranked 2020 recruiting class in the Big 12 ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Texas is quickly pulling away from head coach Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs and starting to gain ground on another SEC giant with the LSU Tigers. Landing Omeire pulls one more commitment away from the SEC West and brings them over to the Forty Acres.

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Omeire brings a solid frame and potentially elite physical tools to the table for the Longhorns. He also adds a different skill set to this receiving corps than they’re getting out of Johnston. Finally, what this does for the 2020 Longhorns recruiting class is take away most of the need to haul in a wide receiver with one of the last remaining scholarship spots.