3 of the boldest predictions for Texas football in fall camp

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Troy Omeire will prove he should be the fourth wide receiver

This will hopefully be the year where we see the former four-star recruit and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Troy Omeire finally stay healthy. In each of the last two seasons, Omeire suffered season-ending knee injuries before he was even able to take one snap coming out of fall camp.

That was truly devastating given what we heard and saw from highlights and testimonials surrounding Omeire’s potential in fall camp for the last two years.

Yet, it now sounds like Omeire has fully recovered and is ready to show how impactful he can be for this wide receiver room in 2022. He worked his way through rehab during spring camp and summer workouts. And it will now be his time to shine in fall camp.

Omeire is likely to enter fall camp as the backup outside receiver behind the former Wyoming Cowboys transfer and fellow redshirt sophomore Isaiah Neyor. And if he can secure a key spot on the two-deep in fall camp, that will open the door to Omeire earning some key live-game reps at outside receiver during the regular season.

There are many reasons to like the idea of Omeire finally getting his chance to shine in the spotlight.

One aspect of Omeire’s game that was an underrated strength coming out of high school was his downfield blocking ability. That could be something that sets him apart, among other strengths of in his game, in fall camp above the rest in this crowded receiving corps given that there aren’t many proven downfield blockers in this group at the moment.

And if what we’ve heard regarding Omeire’s ability and overall versatility in the past is true, then he would theoretically be a really potent wideout also at the x behind Xavier Worthy.

The combination of the 6-foot-3 and 235-pound Omeire’s potency as a boundary receiver and a physical downfield blocker makes it difficult to keep him off the field when Texas goes four or five deep in the receiving corps this fall.

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If Omeire can finally stay healthy coming out of fall camp, it wouldn’t be shocking to see him surpass the likes of super senior Tarique Milton, freshman Brenen Thompson, redshirt freshman Agiye Hall, redshirt freshman Jaden Alexis, etc. as the fourth wideout behind the star trio of Worthy, Neyor, and redshirt junior Jordan Whittington.