Onyegbule returns from UT camp

Miles Onyegbule was no stranger to the recruiting process. He saw it with older brother Maxwell, who blew up as a senior at linebacker and went on to play defensive end at Kansas. And he saw it again with his second brother Bradley, who signed with Louisiana Tech before taking a spot at Cisco (Tex.) Junior College

But while both of those players waited to make their decisions know, Miles jumped on a Texas offer in February and never looked back.

"I grew up around here," Onyegbule said. "When I visited, and just seeing how different Texas was from the other schools I visited, I just loved it so much. The coaching staff is really family oriented and the whole place was just amazing.

"It's a great football program," Onyegbule said. "Academically, it's at the top of the list too."

Onyegbule visited Texas again over the weekend, camping in Austin with fellow commitment Leroy Scott.

"I thought it really went well," Onyegbule said. "I worked through everything even though I had a slight hamstring thing.

"I just wanted to show that I didn't get lazy because I committed," Onyegbule said. "I'm working hard and getting better. I'm getting into the top shape that I can."

The camp also allowed Onyegbule to work at his college position of wide receiver. At Arlington High School, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound senior will play quarterback this year.

"I think I'm really coachable," Onyegbule said. "I have great size, and with playing quarterback, I understand what it takes to play receiver. You have to run every route full speed. I know how to get open and run my routes really well."

Onyegbule said he isn't without weaknesses though. Although he's clocked as fast as 4.48 in the 40-yard dash, Onyegbule said some people questioned his top-end speed, a question mark he said he's working to fix.

"On the field, I usually run the shorter stuff, like curl routes," Onyegbule said. "I don't necessarily run the deep routes or deep posts. I just want to get better at running those routes, though I will have to wait until college to really work on it, and I'm working on my top-end speed."

This year, Onyegbule will serve as one part of a three-headed rushing attack at Arlington, along with running backs Tavarrean Dickerson and Deron Davis.

"We're going to be a three-headed monster," Onyegbule said. "We're a whole different team from last year when we threw the ball 75 percent of the time. But we're looking really nice. I think we're going to be pretty good."

Onyegbule was quick to credit Dickerson and Davis as strong running backs, and he said he's working to get his future team a running back as well.

"I'm trying to find a way to get Malcolm Brown to come, and I'm working on Aaron Green a bit too," Onyegbule said. "We'd like to get another running back.

"But I'm comfortable with our class," Onyegbule said. "I don't think we need much more."


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