Bart Houston had a big junior season and now the Concord (Calif.) De La Salle pro-style quarterback is finally on the board with his first offer coming from Colorado.
It's been a long process for Houston with the Buffaloes since the old coaching staff started recruiting him last year and then coach Jon Embree took over and continued to show interest. After seeing some junior tape, Colorado decided to offer and Houston, a 6-foot-4, 201-pound prospect, is excited.
"They came to school last semester and told me they're interested and then they had all the coaching changes," Houston said. "One of my coaches sent them film and they said they liked it and I called them up and they said I have an offer from Colorado once they could write it up.
"The old staff came first and said they were interested but then they left. The new guys came in and they offered.
"It's very exciting to finally be on the board. What I've heard from Dylan Wynn and (Blake) Renaud and Michael Barton is that the first one is the hardest and now more might be coming."
Houston, who threw for 1,922 yards with 20 touchdowns and four interceptions and ran for 11 scores last season, recently returned from a trip to Duke.
The Blue Devils have not offered but there is mutual interest and the Northern California recruit was thoroughly impressed with Duke's campus.
"Duke went well," Houston said. "That place is beautiful. It's an awesome campus. We were going down by one of the chapels and it really looked a lot like Harry Potter."
This weekend, Houston will visit San Diego State. He has been talking with offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig ever since he was at Cal and now Ludwig is with the Aztecs so Houston has already built up a relationship.
"I'm very excited to get down there and check things out," Houston said. "I've been talking to Andy Ludwig because he was recruiting me at Cal. I have a little relationship with them so that's good."