Texas Football: 3 best transfer landing spots for WR Troy Omeire

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On Nov. 29, Texas football saw a wave of players announce their intentions to enter the NCAA Transfer Portal ahead of the 2023 offseason. Texas lost north of a half dozen players to the transfer portal on Nov. 29 alone. And then, Texas added one more to the list of players intending to enter the transfer portal heading into next offseason.

And one of the first Longhorns players to announce his intention to test the waters in the portal is the former blue-chip recruit and redshirt sophomore wide receiver Troy Omeire. Early in the afternoon of Nov. 29, Omeire took to social media to post that he is “looking for a new school”, obviously implying his intention to enter the portal.

Omeire spent nearly three full seasons with the Longhorns prior to entering the portal this week. But the three years that Omeire spent in Austin were riddled with unfortunate lower-body injuries.

In his first two seasons in college, Omeire suffered knee injuries that would keep him from getting a single snap in live-game action.

Omeire finally got his first live-game reps this fall, but they came in a limited fashion. He took a little more than 20 offensive snaps over the course of four games during the regular season. And in those four games, Omeire was targeted just once, which went for a reception of nine yards in the season-opening win over UL-Monroe on Sep. 3.

If Omeire is looking healthier early in 2023, I would imagine there are going to be quite a few suitors looking to get him to take his talents to their school.

Viable destinations for Texas football WR Troy Omeire out of the portal in 2023

Here’s a look at three potential landing spots for Omeire out of the transfer portal heading into the 2023 offseason.

Texas A&M

The first program that Omeire committed to as a four-star wide receiver recruit coming out of Sugar Land Fort Bend Austin High School during the 2020 cycle was the Texas A&M Aggies. Omeire originally committed to the Aggies in June 2019, before Texas flipped him in the fall of that same year.

Former Texas A&M WR coach (and current QB coach) Dameyune Craig cultivated a strong relationship with Omeire and his camp early in his recruitment.

But Texas never really let off the gas during the 2019 offseason, resulting in former Longhorns WR coach Drew Mehringer flipping his commitment in September 2019.

Moreover, there was a point when it looked like Omeire was destined to be the next big thing at wideout for the Longhorns. He came on really strong in camp heading into the 2020 season. But that is when he, unfortunately, suffered the first of two straight years of season-ending knee injuries.

Due to those recurring knee injuries that Omeire dealt with in the last few years, he was never able to make any headway in the wide receiver depth chart.

But one destination that could make a little bit more sense for him that is familiar and needs more help at wideout is Texas A&M. Especially if the Aggies lose as many skill players to the portal as we think they might heading into the 2023 offseason, they’ll need to restore that depth likely by way of the transfer market.

Omeire could fill a need on the outside, where Texas A&M is thin heading into the offseason.