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February 13, 2010

Onyegbule makes his decision

Miles Onyegbule has been a Texas Longhorn fan for some time. In fact, Onyegbule's so fond of the Texas program that his allegiances were torn when his brother, defensive end Max Onyegbule, played in Austin last year as part of the Kansas Jayhawk football team.

It's safe to say, Onyegbule's loyalties are torn no more.

On Saturday morning, before the Longhorns were set to officially kick off their first junior day of the year, Onyegbule met with Mack Brown and the Texas coaching staff, where he picked up a formal scholarship offer. Immediately upon picking up the highly-anticipated invitation, Oneygbule added his name to the Texas commitment list, becoming the fourth confirmed commitment for Texas in the 2011 class.

"I've been looking at UT and I wasn't really looking at anything else. I trust them, I already like the school a lot," Onyegbule said. "It's amazing. Growing up, all my brothers wanted to play there. They got me, the last one. My brothers are excited, my family is excited, I'm part of a great program."

The 6-4, 200-pound Onyegbule has had Texas atop his wish list for some time and he's kept in close contact with UT assistant Bruce Chambers over the past several months. There are several factors that led him to commit early, including proximity and the opportunity to receiver a stellar eduation.

"You could go anywhere and try to find a great school. But I was born in Texas," Onyegbule said. "UT excels in education and my parents all about education. Texas is also a really good football program so it's a good mixture. And I love the city.

Initially, Onyegbule was under the impression that he'd be brought in as a hybrid tight end that could flex out into the slot. While that could be the case, he's also been told he'll get a chance to line up at the team's X receiver, a spot that will also feature 2010 signee Darius White.

"We'll just see how it goes. I don't mind competition," Onyegbule said. "I could go anywhere and you're going to have competition. I'd rather have the best competition at a school I want to be at. I've always been around great athletes. And I'd love to learn around great people too. It's just all about getting better.

With his decision now out of the way, Onyegbule can breathe easily knowing that he's made a commitment to the school that's been on top of his list for months.

"It feels pretty good. Back in the summer time, it was kind of stressful having to talk to coaches from other schools," Onyegbule said. It feels good now that it's out that I can live my life not have to worry about talking to other coaches.

Ranked No. 18 on the most recent Lone Star Recruiting Top 100, Onyegbule caught 52 passes for 616 yards and 9 TDs as a junior.


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