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Grammer opens up recruitment

Three-star quarterback Austin Grammer of Tuscaloosa (Ala.) American Christian Academy, a longtime Houston pledge, said Thursday night he has de-committed from the Cougars.
"With the coaching change and stuff [at Houston], and just having talked to other schools, I decided to open up my recruitment," Grammer said. "I've talked to the new staff, but I really only committed because of [assistant] Kliff Kingsbury. When he left [to take a job at Texas A&M}, that was a big shakeup for me."
According to Grammer, he has talked with both Florida Atlantic and Mississippi State. The Owls offered two weeks ago. The Bulldogs have not offered.
"I'm supposed to take a visit down to FAU in the next couple of weeks," Grammer said. "They've told me to stay in touch and that they'd keep recruiting me."
So far, Grammer likes what he's hearing from the Owls.
"I'm really interested to go down there and see all they have to offer," Grammer said. "I talked to the offensive coordinator. I like everything he had to say and the direction they were going in. Coach [Carl Pelini] seems like a real cool guy. I'm excited to get down there and see what they've got."
In 2011, Grammer passed for 3,007 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at Keithrivals@yahoo.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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