2009 Jayhawk Recruiting: Chris Omigie Commits to Kansas

C.W. O'BrienCorrespondent IJanuary 6, 2009

Martin High School (Arlington, TX) standout wide receiver Chris Omigie became the 20th known commitment to the University of Kansas.  Omigie, a three-star prospect, is rated the 87th-best receiving prospect in the nation by Scout and was a member of Rivals' AMP Sleeper Team. 

Omigie chose KU over Ole Miss, Nebraska, Purdue, Washington State, Iowa, Baylor, and Buffalo.

Omigie is listed at 6'5", 185 lbs.  He will need to add bulk to be competitive at the FBS level.  He has a great frame and should have no trouble carrying around 210 pounds without sacrificing any speed or mobility. 

The Arlington, TX product came out of nowhere between his junior and senior seasons.  As a junior he produced 14 receptions for only 199 yards and one score.  As a senior, his production improved almost 500 percent.  In 2008, he had 55 catches for 937 yards and nine scores. 

Omigie is still very raw as a receiver.  He has good hands and uses his body well to shield the ball.  He has a tendency to catch "easy balls" with his body.  His routes are loose, and he doesn't possess burning speed.  He is, however, an excellent blocker, especially downfield.  He also has a natural eye for locating open space against zone coverage. 

Omigie may develop into one of the best possession receivers that KU has had in over 20 years.  He has the physical size that commands respect from smaller corners.  The spread places him in a positive mismatch on nearly every down.  His ability to block will only further help KU's running game.  He will be a dangerous weapon on third down and inside the red zone. 

Omigie may redshirt at KU.  KU returns virtually all of its receivers next year, so it may be difficult to get onto the field.  Regardless of a redshirt in 2009, KU fans can expect to fall in love with another blue-collar receiver sooner rather than later.