One of the top players in Colorado next year will be Colorado Springs (Colo.) Doherty athlete Lamar Houston. Houston, 6-3, 250 pounds has a handful of scholarship offers at this time and will get looks on both sides of the ball.
As a junior, Houston earned all-conference honors at both fullback and linebacker and also earned all-state and Student Sports Junior All-American honors at linebacker. With his size and athleticism, defensive end or even defensive tackle actually might be his best college position.
On the season, Houston was just one of three juniors named all-state after rushing for 798 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 72 carries at fullback to go with 96 tackles, 16 for loss at linebacker.
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"I would like to stay at linebacker in college but I think I'll get moved to the defensive line," Houston said. "I'm just looking for a school where I can get a good education and where I'll fit in and be comfortable."
Houston received early scholarship offers from Colorado, Nebraska and Arizona State and recently picked up two more.
"Kansas State and Texas have offered now too," Houston said. "I'm also hearing from UCLA, Cal, Colorado State, Syracuse, Notre Dame and a lot of others. Right now, I'm just trying to stay open to everyone recruiting me. I grew up rooting for Texas and Texas A&M, my mom wants me to stay local and likes Colorado and I have some friends and family on the West Coast so I just want to take my trips and go through the process before making my decision."
Academically, Houston is carrying a 2.9 GPA and will take the SAT later in the year. He'll attend the Nike Camp at TCU in April.