Wide receiver set to see Lincoln

Every recruiting cycle there are players that could be considered under the radar. One of those type players from the '09 class recently went on the record with Big Red Report to discuss his season, recruiting and what some of his future plans might be.

Chris Omigie, a 6-foot-5 receiver from Arlington (Tex.) Martin, says his high school squad had a tough start to their season. But they showed some resolve and managed to turn things around.

"Our season is going good now, but it started off a little rough," said Omigie. "We started out 0-6, but then won the rest of our games and made it to the playoffs. We have a playoff game this Friday, so it's time to get focused."

Chris then explained what he thought was the reason for the slow start.

"Really, we just weren't clicking as a team. Once we all came together we couldn't lose, it's about playing as a team."

Obviously your play on the field has drawn some attention, who has offered you so far?

"I don't know if I can remember them all, but I've got Nebraska, Kansas, Purdue, Iowa, Baylor, Ole Miss, Colorado State, Washington State and a few others. I'm trying to do some research on all these schools right now on the internet. After my season is over I'll be ready to get more into it, but I still jump on the computer and check things out now and then."

Apparently the offer from the Huskers was one of his most recent, but they certainly aren't taking a back seat to anybody.

"I got the offer from Nebraska in either late October or early November. It's one of the last ones I got. My coach finally set them my tape, and then they called my coach and said I had an offer. Then later on that night they called me to say they had offered. They said expect the offer in the mail in the next couple days."

And his thoughts on the offer from the Huskers?

"Nebraska is definitely a school I could see myself going to. I like all the schools, but that Nebraska offer does stand out to me among the rest of them. I know they have a lot of tradition and football is big up there."

Chris also spoke about a member of the NU staff he's gotten to know.

"I talk to coach Beck, he is real cool and I like him a lot. I've talked to him a bunch. I just talked to him yesterday, I had to give him my flight information. We set up my official to Nebraska for the Colorado game, me and my dad are coming up on the visit. Coach Beck told me they could use a player like me and he can't wait to get me up there for a visit. He is laid back, I really like coach Beck."

And when it comes to the recruiting process, one thing is for sure, Chris won't make a hasty decision.

"Right now my parents and I have a poster board set up with all the schools that have offered me on it. We put up the five things I'm looking for in a school, and compare each one to the others. After I take some visits I can then sit down with my parents a make a decision."

So what are the five things he is looking for?

"Graduation rate is the most important thing. I want a good engineering program too. The coaches are also really important to me. I want to know what coaches could be leaving, if any. Also what has the coach done in his career, can he push guys to the next level. The atmosphere of the town and how I get along with the players is something I'll think about too."

Chris has already officially visited Colorado State back in October, and along with his upcoming visit to Nebraska, he has another visit set up in December to Kansas. At this point, he wasn't sure who might get the other two officials, but hopes to have them all done before the New Year.

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