Marcus Houston Ponders Transfer

Marcus Houston expected big things in 2002 but once again, it didn't pan out. Houston suffered a knee injury in the first game against CSU and never really recovered. Now the star RB from Thomas Jefferson is considering transfering.

After another non-productive season, Marcus Houston is pondering his future at CU. After he was slowed down again by a injury, Houston saw his playing time all but disappear.

And now with the emergence of fellow runningback Brian Calhoun, Houyston is considering a transfer.

At this point, Houston should make up his mind very soon and all signs are pointing to a transfer before the spring semester starts.

Houston is arguably CU's most high-profile recruit ever and the school's most celebrated in-state football signee. He was part of one of the best recruiting classes (2000) in CU history, a class that included fellow in-state player Craig Ochs. What is very disturbing to many Buff fans is the fact that these two high-profile players have had issues with the current or former coaching staff. Craig Ochs has stated his differences with Gary Barnett was the major reason he is transfering to Montana.

Houston has had issues with former runningbacks coach Eric Beiniemy from day one. On Sunday Houston said his decision will be made public "fairly soon. ... If I am to leave, I wouldn't be in any of the upcoming year's activities."

Houston is a third-year sophomore and would be required to sit out a transfer season if he leaves for another Division I-A program.

There is definitely more to come in the next few days.


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