VIDEO: Recruiting Snapshot - Houston Cougars

FOX Sports NEXT brings you highlights and expert analysis of a few Houston commits, as well as an update on the Cougars' 2014 recruiting class...

It's a good time to be a Houston Cougar.

The program, which will play its first season in the Big East this fall, currently has nine commits in the 2014 recruiting class, seven of which came in this week.

Last Saturday, the Coogs held their Junior Day and landed commitments from five prospects, including one from quarterback Bear Fenimore out of Austin (Tex.) Westwood.

After seeing Fenimore in action, recruiting analyst Kevin Flaherty says of the signal-caller, "At 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, Fenimore emerged onto the scene in 7-on-7 play before his junior year, then backed that up by completing nearly 60 percent of his passes.

"He saw plenty of recruiting interest, including an offer by Illinois, thanks to his high-level arm strength that will allow him to make every throw at the next level. His release does have a bit of a wind on it at times, but that's something that's correctable. He's at his best powering the ball downfield."

Another prospect from the Cen-Tex area to commit last weekend was wide receiver Latrell Martin out of Pflugerville (Tex.) Hendrickson.

"Martin (6-2 195) is a big, thick-bodied wide receiver who could really thrive in Houston's spread offense. Martin really understands how to use his body to shield off defenders, and he's a powerful threat, especially in medium-to-short yardage situations. He's also dangerous after the catch, with better-than-expected elusiveness and an ability to make the first guy miss.

"A lack of explosive speed is the main knock on Martin's game, though he does have the wheels to get downfield a bit. Martin is a great get for Houston … had he kept his recruitment open longer, he might have garnered a BCS-type offer," said Flaherty.

Junior Day also brought on the Cougars' first out-of-state commitment from wide receiver Steven Dunbar out of Metairie (La.) Archbishop Rummel.

Louisiana recruiting analyst Mike Coppage, who has been covering Dunbar's recruitment, says of the athlete, "Dunbar's pass-catching ability helped Archbishop Rummel to its first-ever state championship last year. He's a receiver with good size, in the 6-1 to 6-2 range at 180 to 190 pounds. On tape, Dunbar does what you'd expect from a wide receiver with his measurables: he goes up and gets the ball, shielding smaller defensive backs with his body.

"Dunbar lined up in the slot and outside for Rummel, and his best attributes appear to be his hands and concentration. He's not a 4.4-burner, but he takes pride in running great routes and almost always makes the grab if he can get a paw on the pigskin."

The Cougars also received commitments from two local prospects in wide receiver Bobby Hartzog out of Houston (Tex.) Westside and running back Anthony Jones from Houston (Tex.) North Forest.

On Wednesday, Houston landed commitments from a teammate duo out of Sugar Land (Tex.) Hightower, in three-star outside linebacker Matthew Adams and safety Khalil Williams.


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