Longhorns get RB commitment

Three-star running back Tristian Houston (Galena Park, Texas/North Shore) told LonghornDigest at the Texas Relays that he felt like he'd commit to Texas if the Longhorns ever offered.

He's a man of his word.

Houston (5-foot-10, 195 pounds) received his offer from Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong on Monday afternoon and committed right on the spot.

"I knew as soon as they offered that that's where I was going to commit," he said. "I've been wanting to go to Texas since I was a kid."

Houston chose Texas over offers from Arkansas, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi State, Oregon State and UCLA.

He led North Shore (12-1 in 2013) in rushing attempts (152), yards rushing (1,495) and rushing touchdowns (18) last season.

"I'm a back that really uses his strength and speed," he said. "I haven't run the 40-yard dash this year but last year I ran a 4.4."

Houston, who will be at Texas' spring game this weekend, is the ninth commitment for the Longhorns in 2015 and their second running back pledge along with four-star Jordan Stevenson (Dallas/South Oak Cliff).

"I'm excited," he said. "I want to help put Texas back on the map."

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