Digest'Em: Monday's Recruiting Scoop

Welcome to Digest'Em, HornsDigest's weekly notebook of Longhorn-related recruiting news from over the weekend. We’ll release this every Monday.

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Omenihu on Townsend and more

Madibuke discusses Texas and recruiting process

Longhorns talking to Illinois Commit

Omenihu on Townsend and more

Texas got a big commitment from 2015 four-star outside linebacker Cameron Townsend (Missouri City, Texas) Sunday, something three-star defensive end Charles Omenihu saw coming.

“I kinda knew that earlier, a week or two ago,” Omenihu said. “The linebacking corps it makes them better but there are two or so more guys we hope that we can get. It’s a big addition cause they’ve been wanting Cameron for a very long time and to finally get him is a big addition. Our defense looks even better.”

While Omenihu said the addition of Townsend was good for the Longhorns, he added that the inconsistent play hasn’t helped Texas.

“They’re very inconsistent offensively,”Omenihu said. “Defense had a bad game against Iowa State. Then came back again and had one of their normal games where they hold up and hold up for as long as they possibly can and then there’s a point where you can’t hold up any longer and then you just end up losing. I just feel like the quarterback is not where he needs to be. The Offensive line isn’t [where it needs to be] either.”

While the Longhorns have been inconsistent, Omenihu said that his team and season is going better than it did last season but could be better.

“My season is going ok a lot better than last year but not where I thought we would be,” he said. “We’re now vying for another playoff spot. We could’ve been going in smooth into the playoffs but we got get over the obstacles.”

Madubuike discusses Texas and recruiting process

Texas recently offered 2016 four-star defensive end Justin Madubuike (McKinney, Texas) so I caught up with him to see what his thoughts are about the Longhorns.

“I’ve watched some Texas games,” Madubuike said. “I watched them play Kansas State. They lost but they showed some potential on the defensive side of the ball. The offense just wasn’t working but that’s ok they can bounce back and they’ll be alright. But, I’m mean, I like Texas. They’re a good team. I’m just keeping my options open. I take every day just one step at a time. There’s no major rush.”

While Texas is in the mix to pick up Madubuike, he’s got plenty of options to choose from. Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M and UCLA have all express interest in the 6-foot-4 defensive end.

But Madubuike isn’t in hurry to make a college decision; the junior from McKinney is just focusing in on his season.

“We are 7-1,” Madubuike said. “We just beat Denison Friday night, our homecoming night, so [my season] is going pretty good. We’re doing good but we just need to fix some things in practice.”

Although Madubuike season is going well, he would like to keep getting better as he says there is still plenty of room for him to improve.

“I feel like my potential hasn’t risen to the top yet this season,” Madubuike said. “It’s just like a bomb ticking away. I’m just going to keep practicing at it and do the best I possibly can.

Longhorns talking to Illinois Commit

2015 three-star wide receiver Sam Mays (Houston) is currently committed to Illinois but that hasn’t stopped the Texas coaching staff from reaching out to Mays. He visited Texas, Oct. 18, when the Longhorns took on Iowa State and has heard from one of the coaches.

“[I’ve talked to] Coach Koenning , the receivers coach,” Mays said. “[He] is the only [Texas coach] I’ve been in contact with.”

Mays didn’t get an opportunity to say what the conversation between him and Koenning was like as our conversation was cut short.

Alongside Texas, the 6-foot-3 wide receiver from Houston has heard from Wisconsin.

While his recruitment is starting to pick up, Mays has been focusing in on his season with Kinkaid. Mays said that he isn’t having the season he dreamt of but he’s excited about where his team is at.

“We made it to the playoffs so we’re really going to focus this week for the road ahead and try to get back to the championship game,” Mays said. “Personally, I haven’t had the same stat line as last year but I’ve still been efficient within the offense. [I’m] still scoring the same and all.”


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