Football Recruiting

A is for Acho

Dallas St. Mark’s School of Texas isn’t exactly known for producing big time football players, but Sam and Emmanuel Acho reversed that trend over the last two years. The Acho brothers bring talent and athleticism to the football field, but their best attribute might be their intelligence. Emmanuel talked about how his brother is adjusting in Austin and his summer camp visit.
“Yeah, it was cool,” Emmanuel Acho said of UT’s summer camp. “I got to meet the commitments and talk with the coaches.”

For Acho, one of the high points of Texas’ summer camp was getting to meet and chat with his position coach, Larry Mac Duff. Acho already has plenty of respect for Mac Duff and is looking forward to working with him in the future.

“I got to meet Coach Mac Duff, the guy I’m going to be working with. He is a good guy,” Acho said. “He knows a lot. He has coached in the NFL and on the collegiate level. I’m excited to see what he has to teach.”

Like many of the other UT commitments, Acho also enjoyed hanging out and getting to know some of his future teammates.

“You read about the other guys and everything, but I hadn’t really had a chance to meet any of them. This was the first time meeting the 18 or 19 guys,” Acho said.

One players in particular that Acho enjoyed hanging out with was UT’s other linebacker commitment Dravannti Johnson.

“We hung out the whole time and exchanged numbers afterwards. We were doing a lot of the same drills,” Acho said.

Even after camp, Acho is still overwhelmed by the opportunity to play college football in Austin. In fact, he said that it still hasn’t even hit him yet.

“I’m definitely excited,” Acho said. “It hasn’t really even hit me yet. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to be up there.”

Emmanuel’s older brother, Sam Acho, recently started summer school in Austin and is fitting in just fine at UT.

“He has started summer school and off season workouts. He said everything is going well. He actually tested out of so many classes, and he will actually be a sophomore at the start of the regular school year,” Acho said. “He is enjoying himself and having a good time down there. He said it was a smooth transition with the coaches and the family atmosphere and everything.”