Some times when you make a life-changing decision like a commitment, you feel like a weight's been lifted off your shoulders and you can play loser on the field. That's especially true for Brownwood, Texas, athlete/inside linebacker Britton Maxwell.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound two-star selection committed to Houston last week and now he's able to go out and play without any worries on the field.
"I guess when I committed to Houston it's helped me out," Maxwell said. "I just feel loser, feel like I'm out there playing for the team now and not for a scholarship."
Maxwell was also offered by Purdue and UTEP before he committed. He was recruited by Houston assistant Alan Weddell. Weddell, a former A&M assistant and long-time successful high school coach in Texas, was a big selling point for the Cougars, Maxwell said.
"He's really exciting," Maxwell said. "He's got a great history of kids from Brownwood. He likes my speed. I'm kind of an under-sized linebacker, but he didn't care about that. He likes my aggressiveness, and I really like him.
"He respected me the most out of the coaches that recruited me."
Maxwell played well this past week, but he couldn't do enough for his team to win against Abilene.
"We lost 17-15," Maxwell said. "We should have won, but we missed a field goal. We have Stephenville up next. We're going to go get that quarterback that's going to Florida."