The upcoming summer camp season will be especially important for Dublin (Ohio) Scioto three-star fullback William Houston. Numerous teams are interested in the 6-foot, 232-pound back, but are not sure where exactly he projects in their offenses.
"Coach has been telling me about what most have been saying," Houston said. "West Virginia, Indiana, Minnesota have been showing a lot of interest. Ohio State has stopped by three times. They all are pretty much saying they want to see me in camp and evaluate me for that running back position. That's what I have been working hard for this spring."
As a junior, Houston rushed for 864 yards and 17 touchdowns in just eight games and also recorded over 300 receiving yards. He has shown skills with the football in his hands, but at his size the fullback position is certainly going to be discussed as well.
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"I have a couple of schools looking at me for fullback, like Ohio State and Illinois," Houston said. "But they are also looking at me as a linebacker and other schools are looking at me as a bigger running back."
Houston identified West Virginia, Wisconsin, Penn State and Pittsburgh as teams running offenses that fit his style. He is hoping to attract more programs, though, with his performances during summer camps.
"I am going to be pretty busy this summer," Houston said. "I am looking forward to showing them that I can be that every down type of back that has that speed and explosiveness as well as being a rare bigger, powerful back."
Among the schools Houston plans to camp with this summer are Ohio State, Northwestern, Michigan State, West Virginia and Missouri. He does already hold an offer from Bowling Green.