July 12, 2009

Top junior lists Texas at No.1

Arlington, Texas 2011 receiver Miles Onyegbule has already seen Tulsa, Nebraska, and Oklahoma St. extend verbal offers in recent months and interest has come from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas Tech.

Coming off an impressive spring, the 6-4, 200-pound Onyegbule has continued to make his mark this summer. He was regarded as one of the best receivers at both Oklahoma and Texas camps, and he put on a show at the Texas 7-on-7 State Championships by running crisp routes and displaying sure hands.

With all the early attention Onyegbule already has a few schools standing above the rest.

"I would say Texas is leading the way," Onyegbule said. "Then I would say Oklahoma St. and A&M are hitting me hard. Oklahoma just came in, so they're coming in hard."

What is it about the Longhorns that has them at the top of his list?

"I was born in Texas and Texas is the No. 1 school in Texas," he said. "It makes you not want to go anywhere else if they're showing interest in you."

In June he had an opportunity to camp at Texas and his impressions of the Longhorn program were reinforced.

"I like them a lot," Onyegbule said. "They're real interested in me and I'm real interested back. I like the program and the atmosphere. It's nice."

Coach Bruce Chambers has been the lead recruiter for the Arlington High standout, and made his presence felt this spring. Chambers and Onyegbule have formed quite a bond already, and when Onyegbule made his way to Austin Chambers did his part to make him comfortable.

"He's a funny guy, I like him a lot. He was just showing all the other coaches who I was," Onyegbule said. "He was hooking me up. He just kept pulling at coaches and introducing me and making sure they knew who I was and stuff."

After his camp performance, Onyegbule received some positive feedback from the Texas staff.

"They were just telling me the future is looking good," he said.

As a sophomore Onyegbule recorded 43 receptions for 637 yards and six touchdowns. He is currently ranked No. 15 in the 2011 Lone Star Recruiting Top 100.


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