Houston picked up a big verbal commitment today from one of the top backs in the Lone Star State in the Class of 2010. Xavier Brown committed to the Cougars over Arizona, Texas A&M and others.
"I am committed to Houston," Brown said.
"I like the plan they have and they are recruiting some great players. It's a real good coaching staff, and they run a similar offense to what we do."
Brown said the pick might surprise some people nationally, but locally he knows that UofH is building a powerhouse program.
"Everybody is behind me and all for it," he said. "This worked out great because I wanted to commit early and concentrate on my senior year."
Brown, 6-0 and 195 pounds is from Pearland (Texas) Dawson High School. Houston was his first offer as teams like Texas A&M and Arizona were showing him strong interest.
"I am a speed back and a north-south guy," he said. "I beat defense with my speed but I can lay the wood when I want to."
Brown is widely considered one of the top running backs in the Lone Star State for the Class of 2010.