Houston Waiting on UNC

Amid the uncertainty created by John Bunting's impending exit, reports and rumors continue to circulate regarding schools Ryan Houston has scheduled to officially visit.

"No, [I don't have any official visits scheduled]," said Houston. "I have my state championship schedule right now. Until my football season is over, I'm not going to even worry about college."

After his senior football season concludes, Houston will indeed take official visits to other schools and the 6-foot-3, 255-pound tailback has two definite destinations.

"For sure, I know I'm going to go to [do a] Louisville official and Florida official," said Houston. "And, I'm probably going to take some more, but that's the only ones I'm dead on positive. I don't have official dates on those; I just know that I'm going."

Despite the interest in officially visiting other schools, Houston maintains that he's still a North Carolina pledge.

"I'm going to take my official visits, but I'm still going to wait to see what Carolina does," said Houston. "I didn't commit to North Carolina just to be committing. I'm still committed [to UNC]; I just want to see what they're going to do. And I just want to have a fall back [in case] I don't like what they're doing."

Houston figures to include North Carolina among his official visit travels – as soon as they name a head coach.

"Carolina has homecoming this weekend, I'm going to Carolina this weekend," said Houston. "It's an unofficial. I think I'm going to wait for the new coach to take my official visit [to UNC]."

Last Friday, Matthews (N.C.) Butler suffered a minor set back as they lost to Charlotte (N.C.) Independence, despite Houston's three first quarter touchdowns. Regardless, Butler owns a 9-2 record and heads into the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs with the seventh seed.

Houston ended the regular season with 1,669 yards and 25 touchdowns on 272 carries.

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