The Houston Cougars picked up a pair of commitments after their win over Big 12 opponent Oklahoma State and after being off to an impressive 4-0 start.
Holed up in a hospital room, Worthing athlete Tyrone Carrier is recovering from a season-ending injury. The dual-sport athlete broke his ankle in two places and damaged ligaments during a Worthing game this weekend. Fortunately for Carrier, Houston honored his official offer and accepted his verbal commitment.
"I committed to Houston this weekend," Carrier said from his Memorial Herman hospital room. "I'm excited to be a Cougar, but I'm down about the injury. I have confidence in my doctors, who are saying that I could be back as early as track season."
Carrier is a decorated trackster, having won three gold medals in the Class 4A state track meet over the past three seasons. He has also competed in several junior Olympic events across the country.
"He's one of the best pure athletes in the nation," Worthing coach Eddie Snow said.
Coincidentaly, Snow was also hospitalized after the game with a blockage in his kidney. He should return in two weeks.
"Tyrone is on the floor right below me and I went down to see him today," he said. "We talked a little and roamed the halls. We are going to make it through both of these set backs."
Houston also received a verbal commitment from B.K. Johnson, a defensive back from Silsbee High School.