Omenihu Talks Texas Commitment

Charles Omenihu talks about his commitment to the Longhorns.

"The reason why Texas was really where I wanted to be was the coaching staff," Omenihu said. "Coach Strong really solidified how I felt about the program. He said they liked me, that I was in the top three on their board of defensive ends in the state, and they talked about how they could use me."

Omenihu said he talked with defensive line coach Chris Rumph about where he would play at Texas, with Omenihu fitting the description of a BUCK end, moving around to supply pressure on the quarterback.

"They would basically use me as a stand-up pass-rusher," Omenihu said. "I could pass rush over a guard, pass rush over a tackle, or I could just straight up pass rush. They want to use me in ways where I can't be secluded to any one thing."

Omenihu said that plan of attack appealed to him.

"It's about matchups and creating different matchups I can take advantage of, to be the best player I can be," Omenihu said.

Omenihu said he measures at 6-foot-5 and 218 pounds right now, and he's been clocked at 4.7 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He said Texas wanted him at 240-245 pounds for his role in college.

"There are things I could do to get better, like work on my pass rush and get bigger, faster and stronger," Omenihu said. "They said they want to use me and be able to use me early. With that being said, I have to come in ready so that I'm not spending too much time learning where I have to redshirt."

When asked if he had anything else to add, Omenihu responded:

"Hook 'em, hook 'em, hook 'em."

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