October 22, 2008
Omigie enjoys trip to Fort Collins
A combination of size and speed has college coaches foaming at the mouth to have Arlington, Tex. wideout commit to their program. Chris Omigie is 6-foot-5 and 185 pounds and runs a 4.5 40-yard dash time, who has translated that size and skill into 11 scholarship offers.
Currently the Martin High School receiver is ranked sixth in the area with 42 catches for 650 yards and four touchdowns, showing as one of the bright spots on a 1-6 team.
"Other schools have been trying to guard me 1-on-1 with their best or tallest corner, but it hasn't been working out all that well for them," Omigie said.
When he isn't avoiding cornerbacks, Omigie has been talking to college coaches. Currently he holds scholarship offers from Colorado State, Purdue, Kansas, Nebraska, Marshall, UTEP, Rice, Buffalo, Ohio, Army and Baylor.
"I am looking to see what schools have a good academic program - not just a football program," Omigie, who wants to major in engineering, said. "I also want to see the location of the school, the environment there and what the people are like and how they look at the football players."
While Omigie is impressing college coaches, Colorado State impressed him two weeks ago during a visit to the Fort Collins campus. Omigie saw the Texas Christian game and roomed with Jansen Watson, who just committed to CSU this week.
It was really nice. the environment was great," Omigie said. "The people were great, the players were awesome, the team itself was great. The way the coaches treated me was great."
Offensive coordinator Greg Peterson is Omigie's recruiting contact and they seem to also have a good relationship. All in all, Omigie said Colorado State showed well and are in his list of schools to consider.
"They are up there with the rest of them right now. CSU, since I have actually visited up there, I would say they are towards the front of the pack," Omigie said.
Omigie bench presses 275 pounds and squats another 355. Academically he is also strong, featuring a 3.45 grade point average as well as a 1040 on the SAT.
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