La Marque, Texas, athlete/quarterback L.J. Castile had talked about waiting and waiting for his favorite team to offer him a scholarship. That favorite team was Texas A&M, but wait ended when the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder decided to make an oral commitment.
"I'm committing to Houston," Castile said Tuesday morning. "It was too hard to say no to coach Allan Weddell."
For Weddell it's a significant recruiting victory.
Castille is ranked as the No. 100 player in the state of Texas and is a three-star prospect. What's also special about it is that Weddell used to be the head coach at La Marque and helped build the program into the football powerhouse that it is today.
"What really impressed me were the coaches and the shotgun offense," Castile said. "I look forward to doing the run-and-gun offense for the next four years.
"Also being close to home was important to me. I didn't want to wait on Texas A&M to make up its mind. I don't think they were going to offer me, and I love the situation at Houston too much."
La Marque coach Brian Erwin said the fit is a natural one for his star quarterback.
"I think L.J. will fit in Art Briles' system very well," Erwin said. "He's got tremendous upside and he hasn't scratched the surface on his best football. It's all ahead of him."