Tom Herman made it very clear when he arrived in Austin that he wasn’t particularly content with the state of the roster. he made it a point to mention that he wanted to get “his guys” in the program, and while his first full season was a disappointment, his first full recruiting class has lived up to expectations. The Longhorns currently sit in the third spot nationally in the team rankings, and just minutes ago, their impressive class got even better, as Katy, TX defensive tackle Moro Ojomo committed on his twitter account.
— Moro Ojomo™ ⁶𓅓 (@ojomooo) February 7, 2018
THE OJOMO FILE
Ojomo is the 26th member of Texas’ third ranked 2018 class, and the third defensive lineman, along with fellow tackle Keondre Coburn and JUCO end Daniel Carson. Ojomo is one of 18 Texas products to join the class, something that Tom Herman put a ton of emphasis on. The Longhorns have seven of the top ten players in the state committed, as well as 11 of the top 15. They still have a few targets left, and could be in for a big signing day tomorrow.
Ojomo committed to Texas over Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Oregon, as well as 19 other offers. He visited every one of those schools in January, except for Oregon, where he visited on Friday. Moro was in Austin on January 26th, and ultimately, that visit, as well as his relationship with Texas defensive line coach Oscar Giles was enough to keep him in state, despite a big push from Oregon and Mario Cristobal late in the cycle.
On the field, Ojomo is exactly what Todd Orlando wants in a defensive tackle: a space filler, with a ton of strength, a willingness to hit, and the athleticism to pressure up the middle. He’s not the most versatile lineman, and his technique is still pretty raw, but he’s got great footwork, strength, and the pad level needed to thrive at the next level. Both as a pass rusher and run stuffer, Ojomo fills a need, and fits perfectly in Austin.