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Houston could shine this season

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One of the top 2015 linebackers in California might be John Houston and the Gardena (Calif.) Serra prospect is gearing up for a big sophomore season.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound recruit shined at a 7on7 event in Central California this summer and the talk is that Houston could be one of the next standout players coming from that powerhouse program.
Houston is big, lean, fast, athletic and tough and he has all the makings of a special prospect in the years to come.
So far, Colorado has shown some early interest but Houston said otherwise it's been relatively quiet on the recruiting front.
He hopes this season more interest will come his way.
"It's going pretty well this preseason," Houston said. "I should play a lot. I'm in the starting rotation right now so I'm looking forward to it and it might depend on what team we play.
"I'm not hearing from too many schools yet. It's still really early for me."
With so many prospects being recruited at Gardena Serra there will be some college coaches that take notice of Houston, not only because of his size and athleticism but because he could be a playmaker, too.
That is all good news to the rising sophomore but he's still just learning the game so Houston is really focused on doing well this season and thinks then recruiting will take care of itself.
"It is going to be really big for me," Houston said. "I'm really excited. I'm going to do the best I can and show people my abilities.
"It's a big thing because I want to get noticed but I'd love for my teammates to get noticed, too. I'm just going to play my game and see how everything goes."
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