Dublin (Ohio) Scioto three-star fullback William Houston holds just one scholarship offer, but has a number of schools watching his progress this fall. One of those schools is Louisville, where he visited on Sunday for their home opener against Kentucky.
"When I went up there I was impressed with what I saw," Houston said. "I definitely didn't expect to see what I saw with the fan base. They were getting loud on the third downs and making it hard for Kentucky. It was just a great atmosphere and a really good game."
The 6-foot, 232-pound Houston has been in contact with Louisville head coach Charlie Strong for some time prior to this weekend's visit, and had a chance to talk with him more in-depth on Sunday.
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"Talking with Coach Strong, he said they needed a bigger back in their program to get the tough 3-4 yards and are looking at me to do that," Houston said. "I need to get one more week of film for them and show them I am more versatile in the pass game."
Houston is eagerly awaiting word on an offer from the Cardinals, and also believes it could help open doors with other programs.
One school that has watched Houston's progress closely over the last few months is Ohio State. He attended the Buckeye's Friday Night Lights camp in July.
"Ohio State has offered as a preferred walk-on," Houston said. "Talking with my mom, that is something that would possible be a good thing. At Friday Night Lights they told me if I come in as a preferred walk-on I could still do good and earn an offer."
Houston does already hold an offer from Bowling Green. He started his season with seven carries for 93 yards and three touchdowns in one half of play, and added another rushing score in week two.