For the Houston Cougars it doesn't get much bigger than this.
Houston coach Art Briles is going to get a call later this evening from the No. 8 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation. And by the time the call is done, that quarterback will let him know that he's officially joining the Cougars' commitment list.
The name in question is Copperas Cove, Texas, dual-threat quarterback Robert Griffin III. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder is going to officially pledge to the Cougars tonight, turning down scholarship offers from Kansas, Tennessee and heavy interest from Oregon and Stanford.
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"I've been in touch with coach Briles, and I told him that Robert was going to call him tonight," Griffin's father, Robert Griffin Jr., said.
"We were going to announce it tomorrow. He plans to talk to coach Briles tonight and make the official announcement tomorrow."
"But you can consider him committed to Houston, for sure."
Griffin is the No. 44 player in Texas. He was recruited by Houston assistant Tony Fitzpatrick.
As a junior, Griffin threw for 2,001 yards and 25 touchdowns with only two interceptions. He also rushed for 876 yards and eight additional scores.