Onyegbule Likes Texas

Arlington is home to one of the top junior receivers in the state in Miles Onyegbule. At 6-4 and near 200 pounds coming off a productive sophomore season, it's easy to see why college programs from the region are already offering. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Onyegbule to discuss his summer and the schools that have shown interest.

The Arlington Colts finished the 2008 season with an 8-5 record and run to the third round of the 5A playoffs. One of the reasons for the Colts' success was the emergence of receiver Miles Onyegbule. The 6-4, 195-pounder hauled in 43 passes for 645 yards and six scores as a sophomore.

Playing on a talented team featuring Texas A&M commits Luke and Matt Joeckel, the long armed pass catcher began receiving heavy interest from programs during the Colts impressive playoff run.

In the spring, the younger brother of Kansas junior defensive end Maxwell Onyegbule (6-5, 260), received three offers.

"Oklahoma State offered during the spring," Onyegbule said. "Tulsa and Nebraska also offered during the spring. Oklahoma said they were going to offer after a little more evaluation. Texas has talked to me about the future and that I might get an offer."

The 4-5A honorable mention selection has taken in a pair of camps this summer in Austin and Norman.

"I went to the Texas and Oklahoma camps. At Texas, I performed real well. They told me that I did well and they were going to watch me next semester," said Onyegbule, who went out of his way to sing the praises of Jaxon Shipley.

With three offers on the table and more to come in September, forming a list of favorites isn't a difficult task for the talented receiver. One program has always been the favorite.

"My top three would be Texas, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. Then, it is Kansas, Texas A&M, and Nebraska. They are all still up there. Growing up I always liked Texas," said Onyegbule, who attended the Longhorns spring game in April.

With the first practice only days away on August 10, the junior's full attention has switched to a season filled with expectations and a top 20 state ranking.

"They have us ranked, I think, 18th in the state. We should be looking good for district and the playoffs this year," Onyegbule said.

Arlington High returns 15 starters total from last year's 8-5 squad, including eight on the offensive side of the ball.


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