Troy Omeire could be a revelation for Texas football in fall camp

Troy Omeire, Texas Football
Troy Omeire, Texas Football /

As of the evening of Aug. 4, we are now through two days of fall practice for head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program. And while there weren’t a ton of nuggets to speak of coming out of the second day of fall practice, it does seem like one particular skill position player is really making a surprising impact in the last 48 hours.

The former blue-chip recruit and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Troy Omeire is definitely looking the part through the first two days of fall practice. It’s great to see Omeire back at full speed in practice really for the first time since his true freshman campaign in 2020.

Omeire has suffered unfortunate season-ending knee injuries in each of the last two years. But he’s as healthy as he was in the last 18 months entering his third round of fall camp on the Forty Acres.

The word coming out of fall practice through the first two days of the festivities in Austin basically are giving the impression that Omeire is living up to the hype he was drumming up two years ago. It sounds like Omeire is one of the most impressive wide receivers so far in fall practice.

Texas football WR Troy Omeire an early breakout candidate in fall practice

And while it’s still early in fall camp, it’s hard to ignore Omeire making this strong of an impression at the outset of fall practice.

With Sark and new wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator Brennan Marion seeking out the fourth option at this position behind the trio of Jordan Whittington, Xavier Worthy, and Isaiah Neyor, this is a great time for Omeire to rise to the occasion. If he can finally stay healthy, his timing might not be better for him to earn a key role in the upcoming season.

A solid run in fall camp for Omeire would likely be more than enough for him to earn some critical live-game reps early during the regular season slate. Texas doesn’t line up in many four wide receiver sets in Sark’s offensive scheme.

But there will have to be a fourth go-to option for the Longhorns in the passing game if and when injuries arise in the receiving corps. And there will be at least some rotation of the wideouts in lopsided games and in different situations based on different skill sets (i.e. rotating in the better blockers on screens and run plays).

Omeire was a good downfield blocker in high school and he’s got a really underrated route tree that he’s able to run proficiently. That type of skill set, combined with a big showing in fall practice, would likely be enough for Omeire to get at least eight or 10 offensive snaps each week this season.

At the moment, it sounds like three of the wideouts, outside of the top starting trio, that are making a real impression early on are Omeire, grad transfer Tarique Milton, and true freshman Brenen Thompson. Of that group, I would imagine that Omeire has the highest ceiling in terms of the impact he can make on the offense this fall.

Next. Why Quinn Ewers can win the Heisman in 2022. dark

Texas began fall practice on Aug. 3, with roughly three weeks of camp set to take place before the opener. Omeire and the Longhorns will open up the 2022 regular season at home on Sep. 3 against the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.