Houston teammates headed to the Pac-12
The Woodlands (Texas) is always a top producer of talent and the class of 2013 is no exception. The Highlanders' two biggest stars in the class are a pair of offensive linemen.
Tackle Sam Kronshage and guard Jonathan Huckins both have several offers and, on Monday afternoon, both three-star prospects decided to end the recruiting process by committing to the same school.
"I just committed to Colorado," the 6-foot-4, 306-pound Huckins said. "It was maybe thirty minutes ago.
"Sam committed too. He did it a few minutes before I did. We had talked all weekend about doing it together and I talked to him this morning and we both decided to do it today."
Huckins says it was a recent trip to Boulder that helped both make up their minds.
"I was up there June 4 and 5," he said. "When I took my visit up there I went around and looked at everything. I talked to all the coaches and I checked out the facilities and I just felt like it was the right fit for me.
"We had both visited up there recently actually. Our parents scheduled the trips but we thought it was going to be together. It turns out I was up there June 4 and 5 and he was there the 6 and 7. We both just really liked everything up there."
Huckins had a chance to deliver the news to not only his area recruiters but also to head coach Jon Embree.
"I think they were in a meeting at the time but I called my regional recruiter and I told him," Huckins said of his commitment. "Then he gave the phone to the others and I talked to the head coach and offensive line coach as well.
"They were pretty excited. They were just happy that they could get me on board and start to really get to know me and get the process going for me to officially be a Colorado football player."
Huckins also held an offer from Iowa State while the 6-foot-5, 290-pound Kronshage had offers from Duke, Louisiana Tech, SMU and Texas State.