Texas Sleeper Waking People Up

Midland Regional Manager
Posted Nov 17, 2008

Chris Omigie of Martin High School in Arlington, TX has flown under the recruiting radar but after posting solid numbers as a senior, Omigie has emerged as one of the fastest rising prospects in Texas. Scout.com caught up with Omigie to find out who has been in contact.

Every year, players that were unknown before the start of the season, emerge to become some of the hottest prospects. An example of one such hidden gem is, Martin High School's Chris Omigie. Holding only 1 or 2 offers prior to the season, Omigie now holds offers from Kansas, Nebraska, Ole' Miss, Purdue, Buffalo, Ohio, Army, Western Kentucky, Washington State, Baylor, Iowa and Colorado State.

The 6'5 WR blew up this season by posting strong regular season statistics.

"I ended up 6th in the area in receiving with 47 catches for 833 yards and 7 touchdowns."

Since Omigie knows that he is a rising prospect, he is not to hasty in naming a top five, however, he has taken one visit and knows of two others; indicating that three school have a legitimate shot at landing him.

"I took a visit to Colorado State about five or six weeks ago and I'm taking one to Nebraska for the Colorado game and then I'm going to Kansas sometime in December."

As for his first visit, Omigie said, "It went real good. The coaches were nice and they let me know that they could use me and how they wanted to use me in the game plan. But it's easy to say something and not mean it. When I was watching the game, I got to see exactly how they would use me and that was one good thing about the visit. I also liked how they fought. They didn't win the game but they fought and didn't give up. They made a push in the fourth. They just couldn't finish. Some schools would of just laid it down."

As for what it will take to land this super sleeper.

"I want to go to a place with great academics and the team has to have tradition. I also like teams that play together and the locker chemistry is like a family. Then I'll look at the coaching staff."

He added, "I don't really care about distance or how big the school is. I like Colorado State because they play hard, the coaches are good guys and they all get along and they aren't as big as some of the others schools that have offered. Everyone has the same chance, I'll find the school that has everything I'm looking for."

Vanderbilt, Navy, and Stanford are also pursuing Omigie but have yet to offer. Scout.com will track this fast rising prospect as he begins to take his remaining visits and narrows his list.

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