LB Lamarr Houston Close to Narrowing his List

It's been a while since spoke with linebacker Lamarr Houston of Doherty High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. After a busy summer of basketball, the four star prospect is now ready for football. On Sunday he said he was getting ready to narrow down his list of schools from over 25 offers.

Lamarr Houston Jr. Profile

Practice begins on Monday for the Doherty Spartans and their top player, linebacker Lamarr Houston. The 6-foot-2, 258-pound star spent the summer playing basketball, but is now ready for the gridiron. The Spartans open the season on Sept. 1 against cross-town rival Mitchell. "They're pretty good, but we should beat them," Houston said. "I'm really looking forward to putting the pads on. The summer was fun with basketball, but now I'm ready for football."

With over 25 offers from some of the top programs in the country, including Michigan, Houston said he is at the point where he will narrow things down. "I'm going to have a top-ten by the end of the week," he said. "After that I start thinking about the schools I want to visit. I haven't talked to any coaches in a while, and haven't received any new offers." When last spoke with Houston in June, USC had just offered.

Houston is not a Colorado native, and his parents will move after he graduates from high school. The couple are ministers, and will be moving to Jacksonville, Tenn. Houston has maintained the move will have no affect on his decision. "I want to get away from home," he said.

Comment: Michigan has always been high on Houston's list, and he reported the Wolverines were recruiting him the hardest. With that in mind it is almost certain U-M will be a part of Houston's top ten. GBW will have the latest, so stay tuned.

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