Recruiting update: Chris Houston

Austin LBJ cornerback Chris Houston lists three early favorites. Did his hometown school make the list?

Austin LBJ cornerback Chris Houston likens his style to that of former NFL great Deion Sanders.

"I’m like a flashy type of player," Houston said. "I like to get my team going, and get the crowd pumped up."

The 6-foot, 170-pound defensive back shares a common interest with Sanders in wanting to shut down opposing receivers, as well as make big plays. In addition to his work on defense, Houston also returns punts and kicks.

He said his speed (4.34 in the 40-yard dash), quickness and field vision make him an attractive prospect for college coaches.

Right now, Houston lists Texas, Texas A&M and LSU as his top three choices, but none of these schools have offered a scholarship yet.

Living in Austin has given him an easy chance to visit the Texas facilities. Houston last stepped on the 40 Acres for last month's Spring Game, and dropped off a highlight tape with the Longhorn coaches.

Houston visited Texas A&M earlier in the spring, and said he was surprised with what he saw.

"I wasn’t expecting A&M to be one of my top choices, but as soon as I went there Texas A&M became one of my top ones," Houston said. "I didn’t expect the coaches to be down to Earth like they were."

Houston has not visited LSU yet, which gives the in-state schools a slight edge. Texas and Texas A&M will each get another chance to see Houston when he attends their respective camps this summer.


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