Greater Houston prospects have been dropping like flies over the past few days.
Friendswood (Texas) tight end Austin Fitzpatrick verbally committed to the University of North Texas Monday night after receiving the call from coach Todd Dodge.
"I went up to their camp this summer and really liked the campus and the atmosphere," he said. "They want to play me as the big slot receiver, which is exciting. The coaches called and offered, and I committed right away. I got to talk with his son, who will be the quarterback there, and he seemed great also."
Fitzpatrick had a big senior season and held offers from Florida Atlantic and Louisiana-Lafayette.
One of the city's top rushers the past two seasons is Pasadena Memorial's Bo Snelson. Snelson officially visited Navy and verbally committed on Sunday.
"I really had to look at the service time after college, and I think it's the right fit for me," he said. "I think I'll be way ahead of the game after I graduate and my playing days are over. I will have a career right after school. They like me as their 'A-back.'"
Alvin's Ashton Jefferson verbally committed to Utah State after visiting two weeks ago. He changed his mind this weekend and committed to Oregon State.
"I really love the thought of playing in the Pac-10," he said. "It's a great opportunity for me. I like the coaches a lot and they are really an up-and-coming program."
The University of Houston received two verbal commitments from a pair of Houston Madison Marlins. Quarterback Broderick Thomas and athlete Jeffrey Lewis committed to Houston after visiting the campus last weekend. The two led the Marlins to the third round of the playoffs this season.