It was only a matter of time after the performance that Miami (Fla.) Dr. Krop athlete Keith Houston put on at the Miami NIKE camp in April that offers would come rolling in. He has two major offers and a top two.
"I have offers from Ohio State and Rutgers in writing," Houston said. "I am also getting a lot of attention from Pittsburgh and Miami. They send me handwritten letters and stuff, they called and came by in the spring, but have not offered yet."
The 6-foot-0, 190-pound Houston ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, ran the shuttle in 4.19 seconds, posted a 34-inch vertical jump and did seven reps on the bench press.
"Really my top two are Miami and Rutgers and they are way out in front of the others," Houston said. "Miami hasn't offered yet, but I think they will. If they do offer it will come down to whether I want to stay close to home or leave the state. Sometimes I think I want to stay and other times I think I want to get out on my own."
As a junior Houston played wide receiver primarily, but also played some quarterback in the final few games of the season. As a wide receiver he caught 14 passes for 490 yards and five touchdowns. As a quarterback he completed 10 of 20 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown and also rushed for two scores.
"After deciding whether I want stay here or leave the state, the position a school wants me to play is important," Houston said. "Miami wants me as a cornerback and Rutgers wants me as a wide receiver or safety. I like offense a little better, but I will play either."
Houston is ranked as the No. 86 player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com. Darren Rizzi is doing the recruiting for Rutgers, while Randy Shannon is recruiting Houston for the Canes.
"I will probably wait until I can take official visits before I decide," Houston said. "I will also take visits to Ohio State and Pittsburgh to give them a chance and see what they are like, but it will probably come down to Rutgers and Miami."