On Monday, Liberty picked up a commitment from Austin Ogunmakin, a transfer wide receiver from North Texas. The 6’3″, 200 pound Ogunmakin is originally from Hastings High School in Alief, Texas.
Ogunmakin was a three-star rated prospect by 247Sports coming out of high schools with offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas State. At UNT, he redshirted during his first season in 2018. In 2019, Ogunmakin caught 6 passes for 88 yards in 8 games played. This past season for the Mean Green, he caught 23 passes for 349 yards and 1 touchdown while playing in 10 games, finishing 3rd on the team in both receptions and receiving yards.
He had at least one catch in 9 of the 10 games he played in 2020 and had his best performance of the year in North Texas’ loss to Appalachian State in the Myrtle Beach Bowl. In the 56-28 loss, Ogunmakin caught 7 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. He started the final four games of the year. He will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Liberty desperately needed help at outside receiver for the 2021 season after CJ Yarbrough opted out of spring practice and is no longer listed on the football roster. If Yarbrough does not return to the team for the fall season, the Flames would have Noah Frith as the only veteran receiver that has significant playing time. Khaleb Coleman and Jaivian Lofton hope to return from injuries and provide depth on the outside. CJ Daniels and Kevin Shaa have spent time at outside receiver, but are probably better suited to play on the inside. Liberty also has JUCO transfer Stetson Moore who was originally recruited as a tight end that has received some reps at receiver this spring.