3 underrated Texas football players making statement early in camp

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Troy Omeire, WR

Among the most pleasant surprises through the first few days of fall camp is the emergence of the former blue-chip recruit and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Troy Omeire. After missing the last two seasons thanks to two tragic season-ending knee injuries in fall camp, Omeire is looking healthy and effective for the first time in at least 18 months.

Omeire spent the bulk of spring ball and summer workouts continuing to rehab his knee. But he now looks like he’s getting back to full speed and showing off those incredible hands and overall physical tools that we saw from various camp highlights back in 2020.

It also sounds like Omeire is making a plethora of impressive catches that prove he’s getting back to full strength. In fact, from what we’re hearing, Omeire might be the most impressive Texas wideout through the first few days of fall camp.

This is big for Omeire since he is vying essentially for that fourth wideout role in the pecking order on the two-deep heading into the regular season. Texas looks to have their starting trio of wideouts set between redshirt junior Jordan Whittington, star sophomore Xavier Worthy, and redshirt sophomore Isaiah Neyor.

But the fourth spot at wide receiver this fall is open for competition. And it’s hard to say that Omeire isn’t an obvious candidate to hold that role early in fall camp. It doesn’t sound like other candidates to fill this role such as redshirt freshman Jaden Alexis, true freshman Brenen Thompson, grad transfer Tarique Milton, and/or redshirt freshman Agiye Hall, are making the same type of impression as Omeire so far this week.

The fact of the matter is that Omeire could be one of the most talented wideouts in this receiving corps if he’s able to stay healthy throughout the fall. His only limitation in the last couple of years was the inability to stay healthy.