There are plenty of schools still chasing after two-star Evans (Ga.) Lakeside defensive back Stephen Houzah, but with many waiting to pull the trigger on an offer, one program is beginning to standout.
"I'm talking to a lot of coaches right now but I probably have the best relationship with Marshall right now," he said. "I've been talking to Coach Heater a lot. He shows me a lot of love, sends me motivational messages and things like that and I like that a lot."
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Houzah plays a variety of roles for his high school team, but he said Heater sees him fitting in as a cornerback.
"They see me as an outside guy, a potential lockdown corner," Houzah said. "That's how I see myself, too, so I like that."
Houzah said he's still learning about the Marshall program, but he does have some knowledge of the Herd's history.
"I know they had a great season last year," Houzah said. "Once they offered me I started to look into them. I knew about them because Randy Moss graduated from there but I'm still doing research."
In addition to Marshall, Houzah is still getting a lot of attention from Duke. He's close friends with five-star defensive back Rashad Roundtree, who has the Blue Devils in his top five. Houzah said the duo is planning another trip to Durham soon.
"I'm going to go up there one more time," he said. "I went to their camp earlier this summer and afterwards they took me and a few guys back and said they're going to look at tape from the camp and then start giving out some more offers. Hopefully they have one for me."