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Grammer picks Houston

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From the time he arrived at Houston for a visit last week until the time he left for home, quarterback Austin Grammer of Tuscaloosa (Ala.) American Christian Academy was made to feel wanted by the Cougars.
Monday night, he rewarded them for their efforts.
"I called [Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin] about 15 minutes ago and committed," Grammer told Rivals.com just after 10 p.m. ET Monday.
Why Houston?
"When I was there, they took me on a tour of everything, I met with [quarterbacks coach Kliff Kingsbury] and we watched film, then I got to meet with Coach Sumlin in his office for about 90 minutes," Grammer said. "When we walked away, I told my dad I felt at home at Houston. I felt like they wanted me as much as I wanted them."
The 6-foot-2, 204-pound Grammer also had an offer from Temple. Additionally, he said he has been hearing from Clemson, Louisville, SMU and Vanderbilt.
Grammer, who will be a third-year starter this fall, led his team to a 12-2 record in 2010. He threw for more than 2,600 yards, rushed for 600-plus yards and had 33 touchdown passes.
Grammer was intercepted only once last season.
"It was the last play of the year," Grammer recalled. "It was a hail Mary at the end of the game."
With Houston, Grammer sees an offensive system he likes.
"They run a lot of the same plays as we do," he said. "I felt comfortable with that. And I felt really comfortable with the coaches."
Keith Niebuhr can be reached at kneebs01@aol.com. You can follow him on Twitter @KeithRIVALS.
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