Muschamp wants Omenihu to visit Florida

Will Muschamp has always been a recruiting machine from his time at Auburn to his time at Texas. He continues to use those Texas ties now that he’s the head coach at Florida.

One prospect in particular that Muschamp hopes his Texas ties works out for is Texas defensive end commit Charles Omenihu (6-4, 214, Rowlett, TX High) who was offered by the head man himself on Tuesday.

“Coach  Muschamp was actually the coach that offered but I was told to call him by Coach [Brian] White,” Omenihu said. “When I called Coach Muschamp he told me that he wanted to offer me and he was telling me about some of the guys that he used to recruit at Texas from my high school. He said that he loved my tape and that I’m a natural pass rusher and have a good size but still have a good motor.”

When Muschamp spoke to the Texas native on Tuesday he explained to him how he would fit into the Gators stout defense if he chooses the Gators.

“Coach Muschamp said that he sees me fitting in at the BUCK linebacker position at Florida,” Omenihu said. “He explained to me what that position was and I think it’s great. That’s basically the same a lot of schools want to use me. Coach Muschamp said that I could be a straight-up pass rusher and drop back into coverage some too.”

Omenihu committed to Texas back in February but he makes it no secret that he grew up pulling for the Gators during the Urban Meyer era.

“I’ve liked Florida for a while even before all of this recruiting stuff started, when I was kid I pulled for them,” Omenihu said. “I use to watch them a lot when Chris Leak was there and when they were winning the national championships.”

Despite his interest in Florida, it’s going to take a lot for Muschamp and company to even convince Omenihu to visit Florida.

“I’m solid to Texas but I’m going to wait and see how much my interest grows in Florida before I schedule a visit or anything,” Omenihu said. “Really Alabama is recruiting me hard as well so the only way I would visit anyone besides Texas is if I’m really interested in them. Time will tell if I visit anyone, honestly. I want to see how well my relationship with Coach Muschamp grows first.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.