June 2, 2009

Arlington receiver names an early top three

When 2011 Arlington, Texas wide receiver Miles Onyegbule walks on the field, it's hard not to take notice.

At 6-4, 197, Onyegbule immediately catches the eye and has since he stepped foot on the field at the high school level. In 2008, he led the Colts with 645 yards on 45 receptions and scored six touchdowns as a sophomore and college coaches took notice. Then this spring with college coaches making the rounds, several showed him just how interested they were.

"Well, first off, the school really interested the hardest so far is Texas," Onyegbule said. "Coach Chambers has been coming in a lot and showing me the most (attention). Oklahoma St. has been hitting me a lot. Texas A&M has (been active) because Luke and Matt (Joeckel) are going there. Coach McMillian - he's been talking to me since he recruited my brother (Bradley). And Nebraska is a school that likes me, and Tulsa is coming."

Recruiting is nothing new to Miles and the Onyegbule family, as his brothers Maxwell and Bradley have both gone through the process, and he was able to learn valuable lessons from watching them.

"It's a good situation. My oldest brother, Maxwell, he's at Kansas University," Onyegbule said. "There's two different situations. My brother Bradley, he had a couple of offers. He had one to Tulsa and Louisiana Tech, but his grades weren't that good. So he ended up going to Cisco Junior College. Maxwell - he was more of the classroom junkie. So, they kind of showed me what I should do, and what I should not do."

It is still early on in the process, but a few programs have already caught his attention.

"That would have to be Texas…Texas and Oklahoma St.," Onyegbule said. "Oklahoma St. with their facilities and things like that has turned me on to stuff like that, but UT…and A&M. Those are my top three right now. Nebraska and Tulsa they're in my top (group), I can't leave them out of there."

This spring he received verbal offers from Oklahoma St., Nebraska, and Tulsa. He also has plans to attend the June 14 Texas Camp in Austin. He may also attend an Oklahoma St. camp.

Onyegbule may also play some summer basketball with his Arlington Colt teammates, and is working hard to prepare for the 7-on-7 season, which could see the Colts take a trip to Louisiana for the Evangel National 7-on-7 Championships.

Onyegbule is currently ranked No. 19 in the 2011 Lone Star Recruiting Top 100.

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