Sumner Houston has been putting up impressive performances at summer camps and the Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive end has landed his first Pac-12 offer.
Oregon State was the first one to come through for Houston, a 6-foot-3, 242-pound prospect who has been compared to former De La Salle standout and current Beavers' defensive end Dylan Wynn.
Wynn actually helped Houston a little bit by talking to the coaches in Corvallis about him and now Oregon State is a serious contender in Houston's recruitment.
"They've been recruiting me quite a bit," Houston said. "They just wanted to see me at camp. I went up there a couple weeks ago to visit the campus and they said to come to camp and show them what I can do. They liked me so they gave me an offer.
"I really like Dylan. He's one of my good friends and he's been vouching for me up there. He's been pushing the coaches a little bit because I'm a fellow De La Salle guy and I'm kind of like him, as they say, so I really like it up there. I really enjoyed it up there. I really like the campus, it's very pretty, the academics there are pretty strong so I really like it up there."
So far, Houston has been offered by Oregon State, Army, Cal Poly, Nevada, New Mexico State and UC Davis.
More Pac-12 offers could be on the way soon.
The De La Salle standout said Arizona State might be close to offering and he's making another Pac-12 camp stop this weekend in the hopes of getting on the board there as well.
"We're waiting on Arizona State right now for an offer," Houston said. "I went to their camp last Thursday. Their big meeting was (Tuesday) and I've been trying to call them so we'll see about that one in the next few days.
"This weekend I'm going to the Cal camp for a day to show them what I can do and hopefully get an offer also."