Emmanuel Acho Enjoys Dallas Combine

DALLAS -- The Dallas combine was full of outstanding linebacker prospects, and St. Mark's Emmanuel Acho was one of the best on hand. Acho was eager to see how he matched up against some of the better prospects in the Lone Star State. He talked about the combine and his plans for his senior year.

"Oh yes sir, I'm enjoying it out here," Emmanuel Acho said. "I am looking forward to seeing what the competition is like outside of the SPC Division, which I am in. So, it is good to see the other top players in the state."

Acho committed to the Texas Longhorns shortly after they held their first junior day on February 11th. He is currently the only linebacker prospect committed to UT from the 2008 class. Acho showed good speed and athletic ability throughout the combine. He talked about his strengths as a football player and what he would like to improve upon in the coming months before and after his senior season.

"Probably, speed and quickness," Acho replied when asked about his strengths. "Just my agility and the ability to read the play and read it quickly."

Acho mentioned strength and size as areas that he would like to improve upon. He still has a lot of time to bulk up before his senior season is over. He weighed in at 210 pounds at the combine.

Acho has been keeping in regular contact with Coach Mack Brown since he verbally committed to UT. However, he will not be able to make it to Texas' spring game this weekend.

"I don't think I am going to be able to go because I have a track meet in Houston Saturday I believe it is," Acho said. "I just saw the coaches that one junior day and Mack Brown just texts me on occasion."

Emmanuel Acho and his older brother Sam Acho, who signed with Texas in February, both participate in shot put and discus during the spring semester at St. Mark's. Emmanuel talked about what Sam has been up to since he signed with the Longhorns.

"He went down to Austin yesterday for the spring thing. He has just been working out and stuff and getting in shape," Acho said.

Acho plans on completing high school with the remainder of his senior class and will not enroll early at UT.

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