"Things Are Pretty Tight" Says CA's Houston

Many Nebraska fans are excited about the vast quantities of recruits that will be in town for the Maine game and that's just the group they know about for sure. One such prospect that has their interests is Anthony Houston, a tall speedster out of San Diego, CA. We chatted with Anthony a bit about the recruiting process and what he thought his initial impressions of Lincoln and Nebraska.

In looking at Anthony Houston, you have a playmaker that could easily make an impact on either side of the ball.  On one hand, you have a wide receiver that has 6' 4" height, solid body structure and a 4.46 40.  On the other, you have the potential for a cornerback that has the size to match up with the larger wide receivers of the Big XII and even the country along with the willingness to hit and take a little punishment.

Houston's commit would ensure yet another fine athlete for either side of Nebraska's squad.  He still holds on to nine total offers from the likes of Nebraska, Miami (FL), Kansas, Colorado, USC and Washington State.  This upcoming season, Houston looks to tweak his game to continue to improve for his leap to the collegiate level.   "I'll be working most on my footwork, making sure I have good balance, bouncing off tackles and breaking them as well," he said.

Two powerful programs including the defending National Champions have conflicting plans for Houston should they snag him.  At USC, the Trojans see Anthony as another addition to an already talented and deadly wide receiver corps.  At Miami, they see him as another in a long list of punishing, speedy cornerbacks.  Anthony himself, however, would prefer the wide receiver position, if possible.

Currently he only has one official set up, that being the Nebraska/Maine tilt on September 3rd.  He is also looking to schedule visits with Miami, Kansas State, Washington State and Oregon State.  He currently claims no favorites.

When it comes to Houston's trip to Nebraska, the talk about attending NU's opening game is obviously there but more so, Anthony has been treated to a duo of coaches that are giving him some hints on what he might want to work on should he decide to wear red next year.  "I look forward to seeing their opening game.  I've talked to coach (Bill) Busch on the phone and Coach (Ted) Gilmore several times. We've talked back and forth about what I can do and what I need to do to play at that level.  I'd say things are pretty tight with Nebraska," he said.

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