Houston Thinking Return Visit To U-M

Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage 2017 linebacker James Houston talks Michigan interest, possibility of making the trek back up to Ann Arbor and more.

The Sunshine State has always been considered a hotbed of talent for recruiting, especially Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage High School. The powerhouse football program is once again stocked full of Division 1 prospects on its roster. One of those prospects is 2017 inside linebacker James Houston, who has continued to stay on Michigan’s radar and someone they hope to get up on a visit this summer. 

“I might be coming up on August 6th (for the BBQ at the Big House),” Houston told The Michigan Insider. “Yes, I’m still interested. The coach staff is great, getting a degree from Michigan is highly respected, and it has a great environment.”


A main reason for the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder’s interest towards the Wolverines comes from his bond with defensive coordinator Don Brown.

“(Mostly talk with) Coach Don Brown and our relationship is fairly well,” said Houston. “He tells me that they want me there and really feel Michigan is a great fit.” 

The Maize and Blue also recently picked up his teammate in offensive lineman Kai-Leon Herbert and have found much success in the Sunshine State, which is very appealing to Houston.

“I think it's great, it really shows that Michigan is a great school and has a great football program to pull us out of Florida.”

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