This weekend, Cedar Park defensive end Holmes Onwukaife will make the short drive down to Austin to participate in a UT football camp. Onwukaife has lived in the area his entire life, first in Pflugerville and then in Cedar Park, and he's followed the Texas Longhorns very closely.
However, he's never had the opportunity to go to a Texas game, or any collegiate game for that matter. That will change this fall. Onwukaife is already a big name in 2010 recruiting and he plans on criss-crossing the state of Texas during football season to check out the universities he's interested in seeing. He mentioned Rice, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, as well as driving just down the road to Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, as some of his future destinations.
It's still a long time before he'll have to choose where he's going to attend college, but he's already got a few schools in mind as he begins to shape his list.
"Texas has always been up there," Onwukaife told Inside Texas. "I'm also interested in the Ivy League-level schools, like Rice and Stanford."
He's getting interest from a lot of places, including UT, for both his on the field and off the field work. His academics are solid. He holds a 3.3 GPA and said he plans to work hard in the classroom to get it even higher. On the field, there are several reasons Division I schools are taking a look at him, but the main one is speed.
"I may not be the biggest player, but with my quickness I can get there," said Onwukaife.
The junior-to-be currently stands a 6-2 and 210 pounds. His 40 time really turned a lot of heads, when the defensive end ran a 4.56. Add to that a 30.5-inch vertical and a 4.48 shuttle and you've got one very athletic player.
Because of this, it's been theorized that he may end up as a linebacker on the next level. Lending credence to the idea is Cedar Park itself, which is switching to a 3-4 defense, meaning there are a variety of positions on the field where his talents may be used.
As for what he did last season at the defensive end spot, well, see for yourself...
Holmes Onwukaife's Sophomore Highlights:
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