Multi-Sport Standout Interested in Auburn

A talented athlete who is being recruited in more than one sport discusses his interest in Gene Chizik's Tigers.

College Park, Ga.--Tres Houston was a three-sport standout as a sophomore, a two-sport standout as a junior and he hopes to become a one-sport standout in college.

The 6-2, 175-pound athlete says he has three football scholarship offers and is hoping for number four from Auburn after attending a two-day team passing camp on the Auburn campus.

"The Auburn coaches told me they like me and I like them, too," he says. "If they offer me, it will be my first scholarship offer from the South. Right now I have been offered by Indiana, Toledo and Kent State."

Houston is a versatile athlete who could play a variety of positions in college. This season for the Trojans he will be the starting quarterback. He got plenty of work playing seven games at the Auburn camp before wrapping up the event on Friday morning.

"We lost our first game on Friday so we ended playing in the consolation game against Plant High from Florida and we won that one," he says.

Houston attended the passing camp at Auburn with his teammate, Shaun Kitchens, who has committed to Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers. Banneker is planning on going to another seven-on-seven camp at Georgia Tech.

"Going to the passing camp helps a lot," he says. "It helped me stay focus. It helps me working with the team because we build chemistry that will help us for the season."

Houston is also being recruited by colleges in basketball and his coach, Ed Gosa, noted that several Major League Baseball scouts stopped by to watch him pitch as a sophomore when Houston was clocked throwing a 92 miles per hour fastball. However, Houston dropped baseball as a junior and isn't planning to pick it up again as a senior.

"He is a great basketball player and just a great all-around athlete," says Gosa, who notes that Houston averaged 28 points per game as a junior in hoops.

"I am getting recruited in basketball, too," Houston says. "I am getting a lot of letters from Florida State, Clemson and Xavier. My season high was 38 points I scored against Villa Rica."

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