Friendswood, Texas, defensive tackle Blake Sargent had a pretty impressive offer list of Houston, Mississippi State, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Rice and Colorado State. However, the 6-foot-3, 272-pound two-star prospect decided to end the recruiting process on Sunday with a commitment to an in-state school.
"I have committed to Houston," Sargent said.
"I just love the coaching staff, and I love what they're doing with their facilities, especially the work they're doing in their end zone. They also made me feel a part of the team before I was even on the team. I was already part of their family."
Sargent said the decision was a tough one.
"I wanted to see what type of program it was and how I would fit in before I committed," he said. "After looking at it up close, I know for sure it's the best place for me."
Sargent was recruited by Houston assistant Tony Fitzpartrick. Sargent said he built a great relationship with the Cougar coach.
"He's a great guy," Sargent said. "He's a real down to earth, Christian guy. I knew his son before they started to recruit me, so I've had a good relationship with him for a while. I'm pretty excited about how this all went down."