Bart Houston attended the Palo Alto NIKE Camp, the Berkeley Elite 11, camps at Stanford, USC and UCLA and now the 2012 pro-style quarterback from Concord (Calif.) De La Salle is ready for football season.
Practice in pads starts Monday and Houston, one of the top rising junior quarterbacks in the West, could not be more pleased.
"I've been happy with my summer," Houston said. "It could have been a little better toward the end but I was a little tired. I'm looking forward to pads. The 7-on-7 stuff isn't real football."
Even though Houston, a 6-foot-3, 186-pound prospect, is ready to start his junior season his summer was also productive. He hasn't picked up any verbal offers but two big-time quarterback coaches - USC's Clay Helton and Cal's Andy Ludwig - have told Houston to keep in touch.
"I don't know anything about offers yet but coach Clay Helton (from USC) and coach Andy Ludwig from Cal have told me to call them and keep in touch with them every other week and I've been talking with them and communicating with them the whole summer," Houston said.
"It's too early to judge (which schools will offer). I stayed in California this year for camps and so the next time we were thinking about going to colleges over spring break next year."
Florida, Oklahoma State, Oregon and Purdue are some of the schools to send Houston a questionnaire this summer and the De La Salle quarterback has been sure to send them back.
Arizona, Stanford and Texas A&M are some others that have shown interest and Houston hopes a big junior season can help him garner more attention heading into next summer when he can go to more camps.
"I'm feeling really good about it," Houston said. "It's always nice to have a good receiver corps."