A New Deep Threat

Alonso Agwuenu is a name unfamiliar to most Texas fans, but the Texas coaching staff knows all about the Chino Hills (Calif.) wide receiver and has been recruiting the 6-foot-3 burner. With recruiting heating up, Agwuenu let it be known which school he favors over all others.

Alonso Agwuenu admits that he grew up following Oregon. "I've always loved their jerseys," he said. "I love that they run the spread offense and that they get the ball to the receiver a lot. They have a great offense and always have good quarterbacks. They are just a good team every year...My parents really like Oregon too," Agwuenu said.

He said he favors Oregon (offer) solidly over Texas, California, Ole Miss (offer) and UCLA. Colorado has also offered.

Although the Ducks are his overall leader, Agwuenu said he's giving strong consideration to the Horns.

"I really like the offense at Texas a lot," he said. "They have a great quarterback in Colt McCoy and he spreads the ball out."

Agwuenu says he plans to make his decision after his football season. "It may be close to Signing Day," he said.

The Ole Miss Rebels were his first scholarship offer in February. "I like the SEC a lot," he said. "That's one of the best conferences and it takes a lot of talent to play there."

Another school that Agwuenu has liked is UCLA. "I love the Pac-10," he said. "It's a great environment and they are close to home. I grew up liking UCLA more than USC and always cheered for them to win those Gauntlet challenges."

Although the Bruins haven't offered, Agwuenu says they are recruiting him. "Texas, UCLA and Cal have all been sending me mail and communicating with me via text messages," he said. "They said they are going to come to my practice sometime this month and we'll see if they offer.

Agwuenu has good football genes and his brother, Kenny Agwuenu, played strong safety for Nevada and graduated in '04.

He reports a 2.9 core GPA and a 1450 SAT, which he plans on retaking.

The 6-foot-3, 186 pound wide receiver from Chino Hills (Calif.) finished his junior season with 42 receptions for 690 yards and seven touchdowns.

"I think I have good speed (4.5 forty) and route-running ability," Agwuenu said. "I also have great good hands. I'm a big downfield threat and have good finesse with the ball in my hands.

"But I want to be more sure-handed and not drop any balls," he said. "I also want to improve my blocking."

Agwuenu benches 225 pounds, squats 405 and has a 32-inch vertical jump.

This story was originally published on SuperPrep.com, the national recruiting homepage for Scout.com.

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