Signee Update: Ryan Houston

With North Carolina lacking a proven running back heading into the fall, the coaching staff expects Ryan Houston to come in as a true freshman and have a chance at significant playing time.

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  • "They said when I come down, if I work hard, I'll play my freshman year," said Houston. "They said I'll get the chance to compete right away for playing time."

    Houston, a 6-foot-3 255-pounder from Matthews (N.C.) Butler, will come into North Carolina with a team-oriented approach.

    "I just want to play and have an impact on the team," said Houston. "I don't have any personal goals. I just want to come in and help the team out."

    Although Houston isn't participating in any winter or spring sports, he is working out with the track team.

    "I'm just running, basically," said Houston. "[I do] some sprints and some long distance stuff."

    Houston is also following the workout regiment North Carolina sent him.

    Although his weight has always been a topic of concern, Houston is still at his senior year playing weight of "250-something" pounds. He said he doesn't have a weight goal and North Carolina hasn't made any weight requests.

    While he hasn't registered yet with the NCAA Clearinghouse, Houston assured that he has met all requirements and is fully qualified academically.

    "I'm good," said Houston. "My SAT score matches up well with my core class [grade-point average]. I'm good, I just need to register for [the NCAA] Clearinghouse."

    Houston will move in to his campus dorm on June 18th and enroll at UNC for the second summer semester.

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