Louisville lands 3-star CB Houchins

Charlie Strong's program landed their seventh 2012 commitment on Monday from three-star Ohio defensive back Kevin Houchins, one of the Top 50 cornerbacks in the nation. Houchins spoke with InsideTheVille.com about his decision.

Kevin Houchins visited Louisville in early June and enjoyed his time on campus. After considering several other offers, the 5'11, 180-pound cornerback decided to call Charlie Strong on Monday and offer his commitment to the Cardinals, becoming UofL's seventh recruit in the Class of 2012.

"The main reason I committed was the coaching staff," Houchins said. "They were real people. If you had any personal problems they would help you out with them. They were just real nice guys that care about their players.

3-star CB Kevin Houchins becomes Louisville's seventh 2012 commitment.
Houchins, a three-star defensive back rated one of the Top 50 corner prospects in the nation, had offers from Cincinnati, Miami (OH), Toledo, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Akron, and Ohio University.

"The [Louisville coaching staff] wants me to play cornerback," Houchins said. "They say I'm a good run stopper at corner and I'm also good at man to man press coverage. That's one of the things that I'm best at."

Besides the eight programs who had offered a scholarship to Houchins, North Carolina, Boston College, West Virginia and Pittsburgh were expressing interest.

"I'm pretty sure about this decision," Houchins said. "I actually was supposed to be going to camps at Boston College and North Carolina this summer trying to get other offers, but I decided I don't want to do that because I have my mind made up about Louisville. My mom and dad are very happy about the decision."

As a junior, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Houchins recorded 52 tackles and two interceptions. He also returned kicks and punts at Lyndhurst (OH) Brush.

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