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Omenihu sees smart coaching staff

Moore likes his chances at Texas

Four star safety feels like he’ll fit right in

Atmosphere excites three-star running back

Omenihu sees smart coaching staff

Texas commit and four star defensive end Charles Omenihu, like many other recruits, liked what he saw on the field Saturday night. The Longhorn defense flummoxed the Mean Green offense which caused Omenihu to praise the staff’s smart coaching.

“Defense wasn’t really something they stressed over [in year’s past],” Omenihu said. “Coach Strong really has them playing physical and I love it, defensively and offensively. I like the [coaching staff’s] football mind. They have a great defensive football mind. They know how to confuse an offense and use each one of their players.”

Omenihu said that what he’s gathered from talking to Longhorn staff is that they’re a very smart defensive coaching staff. He also said the defensive performance against North Texas reassured what the coaches had been telling him.

Omenihu not afraid to defend the Horns

Omenihu is passionate about his commitment to Texas and he isn’t afraid to defend the team. During Saturday’s game, he and Texas A&M commit Daylon Mack got into an argument on Twitter about the Longhorns.

Omenihu held his own against Mack and didn’t pay attention to other talking smack around him


“It was really Daylon,” Omenihu said. “I didn’t pay attention to Greg Little, I have no care about what his opinion since he’s a 2016 guy. Daylon was trying to make a point about A&M but they played an overrated South Carolina team…no offense to A&M.”

Omenihu starting to see his fit

After watching the Texas defense, Omenihu has an idea about where he might fight in, in Bedford’s defensive scheme.

“I see myself as a guy who will rush the passer,” he said. “Move me around and allow me to pass over the guard. That’s what I did in high school and that translates to playing college ball.”

Moore liking his chances at Texas

Three star offensive line prospect Tyler Moore from Galena Park (TX) enjoyed his experience in Austin Saturday as he and his teammate Tristian Houston were in attendance for the first game of the Charlie Strong era.

“It went really well,” Moore said. “We first came in and ate some really good food. Then we sat in the players’ lounge for a little bit. We watched them stretch for a while; I thought that was really cool. Then the game started and then after the game I went down to the locker room and had a good time.”

Moore was amazed by the atmosphere at DKR Saturday night.

“The atmosphere was really cool,” he said. “I really liked it. I’ve never been around that many people.”

Moore was also able to have a good conversation with offensive line coach Joe Wickline after last night’s game.

“We just talked about the game,” Moore said. “We kinda exchanged pleasantries and stuff like that. They’re just gonna go work on the BYU game but we got a chance to talk for a little bit and about a 5-10 minute conversation.”

Moore continued by saying that he likes his chances.

“Yeah, I really like Texas,” he said. “It’s a really good school. I’m just kind playing my options right now. I’m gonna be going back up there for the BYU game.

He also said the he has been talking with the coaches every day.

After the BYU game, Moore doesn’t have any plans to visit other schools yet but he said he’d be releasing a list of place he’d be making official visits to.

Four star safety feels like he’ll fit right in

Rising four star safety Christian Wallace is seeing himself as good fit for the

Texas defense after watching the Longhorns dominate North Texas Saturday.

While Wallace didn’t make it to Saturday’s game like he had planned, he liked what he saw from the Texas defense.

Wallace, the number 11 ranked safety in the state from Katy (TX), was not only impressed by the tenacious effort by the Longhorn defense, he liked what he saw from the crowd.

“I thought it was just a live atmosphere,” Wallace said. “And I would have loved to have been there.”

Wallace is garnering attention from Texas A&M, TCU, Oregon and Houston but after watching the Texas defense last night he thinks the Longhorns might be a good fit.

“I think I would fit right in,” Wallace said about joining the Texas defense.

But Wallace also said the Texas coaches haven’t been in contact with him. Wallace hopes that changes when he takes a visit to DKR sometime in the near future.

Atmosphere excites three-star running back

Three star running back D’Vaughn Pennamon from Manvel (TX) enjoyed his experience in Austin Saturday. The game day atmosphere thrilled Pennamon.

“I just loved it,” Pennamon said. “I like how all the fans are really into the players and the game and everything about it was just awesome.”

Pennamon visited Texas Saturday as the Longhorns began the Charlie Strong era. While the defense was exhilarating throughout the game, the running back from Manvel liked what he saw from Texas’ Malcolm Brown and Johnathan Gray.

“Yeah, I liked that it was more of a patient offense,” Pennamon said.

Pennamon liked how the coaching staff ran the offense and how they were calm throughout the game.

“I didn’t get to talk to Charlie [Strong],” Pennamon said. “But I got to talk to all the other coaches.”

Pennamon said the coaching staff will be watching his game tape from Thursday and that he’ll here from them in a couple days.

Pennamon said that other than Texas, he’s receiving attention from TCU. He plans to attend TCU’s next home game against Minnesota.

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