Chris "Big Cat" Owens Talks Longhorns

Chris “Big Cat” Owens landed his 25th verbal offer recently from the Texas Longhorns. The four-star No 3 ranked offensive guard checks in at 6-foot-4, 280-pounds from Arlington (Texas) Lamar.

Chris Owens holds offers from some of the top programs in the country including Alabama, Auburn, Oklahoma, and Texas. Owens is well over twenty scholarship offers with more on the way.

Owens is one of the men responsible for protecting Texas verbal commitment quarterback Shane Buechele. Buechele and Owens have talked about continuing their playing career together but for now Owens is enjoying the process.

”The recruiting process has been fun and a once in a lifetime thing for me and my family,” Owens said. “I've been to Duke, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, SMU, and TCU on trips. All of the schools were great, and all had a little something special about each.”

Owens was excited about the Texas offer and hopes to pay the staff a visit very soon.

”I plan on getting up to Austin hopefully next week,” Owens said. I” love the Coaching staff, especially Coach [Charlie] Strong. Like I've said in the past, his morals and the type of character building he can do is up there with the elite coaches in all sports.”

How much of a factor will Shane Buechele be for Chris Owens when decision time comes around?

”Playing with Shane would be something that our mothers have been talking about for years, and would be unreal,” Owens said. “It would be a complete blessing to play with my best friend since the 2nd grade. Shane and his family were amongst some of the first people to welcome me to Texas after Hurricane Katrina and have always been great to us. Shane is my brother no question about it. The fact that I have an opportunity to spend another four years on the same team as he is something that I have been thinking about for a while.”

What kind of player is Owens?

”As for me, I am a quick-footed 300-pounder who loves to get out in space and can play in any game from a grind it out game, to a fast-paced no-huddle game,” Owens said. “I love run and pass blocking equally.”

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