Bart Houston took a lot of visits this spring and met with a lot of coaches, not finding a better place than Wisconsin and so the Concord (Calif.) De La Salle pro-style quarterback decided to make his commitment Monday night.
"I didn't want to play the hat game," Houston said.
"I met a lot of great people and great coaches this spring at lots of colleges and it wouldn't be fair to have the recruiting process go on so long. I made up my mind a little earlier than expected."
Houston, a 6-foot-4, 201-pound prospect, threw for 1,922 yards with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions while leading De La Salle to another undefeated season and state championship. He also rushed for 11 touchdowns.
Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, San Diego State, UCLA, Utah and Washington had also offered Houston, who said the coaching staff at Wisconsin really played a big factor during his decision-making process.
Houston especially hit it off with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Paul Chryst and that also helped the De La Salle quarterback finalize things maybe a little earlier than expected.
"The great people at Wisconsin really stood out," Houston said. "I went up there and talked to coach Chryst and he reminded me of my coaches at De La Salle. I really liked the offense and it really reminded me a lot of the offense we run. That's why I decided to commit.
"I'm very excited and I'm excited about my senior season right now since I got all this recruiting stuff out of the way. I can now focus on my boys at De La Salle and I'm excited about that."