Nike Camp Report: McCollins Umeh

We've already hit on some of the defensive ends that attended the College Station Nike Camp, but what about Klein Forest's <B>McCollins Umeh</B>? Umeh's performance was as impressive as any and we caught up with him to talk about the camp and whether Texas <i>still</i> leads for his services. After all, it was over two weeks ago when he indicated in our May 1 edition of IT's Inside Scoop that the Horns were the "head honchos" for his verbal pledge and A&M had drifted from the front of the pack.

But first, the Nike Camp.

IT's 17th-ranked state of Texas prospect was the pass-rushing juggernaut of the one-on-one drills. Check Umeh's self-titled "Got off" soundtrack where he talks a little bit about the presentation he put on while in College Station.

"I did a pretty good job," said the 6-2/6-2.5, 240-pounder. "Not my best performance. But I still did well."

"I ran a 4.8 forty, 4.4 shuttle, 26/28-inch vertical, and had 18 bench reps."

"I think everybody gave me the recognition as the top defensive end," Umeh added.

[We'll have more on his Nike Camp workout in this week's Inside Scoop.]

So what's up on the recruiting front?

A stated in our intro, it's been a couple of weeks since Umeh told IT the Horns led for his services, but has anything changed?

"Texas still leads," Umeh confirmed. "They've been liking me since I was a sophomore and sending me all kinds of stuff. They need defensive ends and as I told you before, they have a lot of slots to fill."

Umeh has yet to earn a scholarship offer from Texas, but a couple of weeks ago he said Mack Brown and Co. would definitely offer and soon.

Fifteen days later, Umeh still holds to that.

"I'm going to get offered pretty soon," he said.

With offers from Big 12 schools Colorado, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, to name a few, what are the Longhorns waiting for?

"I'll be attending the June 1st (Texas) mini-camp," Umeh said.

Perhaps the evaluation of one of the top defensive ends in the state will be made the first day of June and only after that will an offer be extended. After all, at least three more DEs (Brian Orakpo, Cyril Obiozor, Alan Davis) are being asked to go the same route if they want to play for Texas.

We'll have more on the Houston-area baller as he touches on some of the schools the Horns will be competing against for his sig.


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