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Houston (2019) Lights It Up at State Meet

Who is the fastest football prospect in the State of Oklahoma? It is contentious but take a look at the 2019 class and Millwood's Demariyon Houston is a definite candidate and he lit it up with four championships and gold medals at the Oklahoma Class 2A State Track Meet.

Not really much of a surprise on Saturday at Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City at the Class 2A State Track Championships as Millwood's Demariyon Houston, a wide receiver prospect in the 2019 class, won both the 100 and 200-meters and helped the Falcon to gold medals as well in the 400 and 800-meter relays. Houston is as fast as any high school male athlete in the state as his winning time of 10.75 was good enough to win the 100-meters in Class 4A or 3A, would have been tops in the Class 5A Regional meets and would have been second behind 2018 Oklahoma commit Tre Brown of Tulsa Union, who ran a 10.70 at the Class 6A Regional in Tahlequah.  

Houston, apparently hit that gut wrenching wall in his come from behind effort during his anchor leg of the 1600-meter relay. He took the baton behind Afton's Will Amos and was somehow able to get by him for a finish .24 seconds ahead of Amos. 

"I didn't have anything left, I really didn't," Houston told The Oklahoman. "I just don't like to lose."

Houston set a state record in his win in the 200-meters with a time of 21.42 to break the 23-year-old record of 21.63 seconds set by Ronald Breat of Fox. 

The 6-0, 165 pound speedster for the Falcons has demonstrated on the football field that he is much more than just straight speed. His numbers are as explosive as he is with 32 receptions last season for 942-yards and 13 touchdowns. Check out the tape as whether he beats a defender on a long vertical and runs under the heave of his quarterback Montrell Wilson, who will be back again as a senior this fall, or he catches a short route, even a wide receiver screen, and then uses a burst to find green and goes for a long gain he is dangerous. Big plays don't find him, he finds big plays and speed is how he does it with moves to compliment. 

Oklahoma State offered early and he has been to Stillwater this spring and will likely find his way back for a camp in June. Besides the Cowboys, he has offers from Kansas, Texas Tech, Missouri, and Mississippi. He will get plenty more based of his track meet and as the evaluation period continues this month and more schools make it through Millwood. 

Houston is an in-state major player and threat that the Cowboys will need to battle hard for. 


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