Houston Back Into Swing of Things

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle quarterback Bart Houston, one of the top passers in the 2012 class, talks about his recruitment and more...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle quarterback Bart Houston has more than taking the job as the Spartans signal-caller as his own.

He's won 27 straight games as De La Salle's quarterback, including consecutive CIF State Open Division titles, the last one against Anaheim Servite in convincing fashion.

So the four-star passer in the 2012 class deserved a little time off.

"Right after the state game, I went up to Tahoe with my family and just snowboarded and skied and relaxed," said Houston.

But Houston is back into the swing of things already, throwing at the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio over the weekend, and showing no signs of rust in the process.

"The last time I threw was right before the combine and I took some time off, but just started playing catch with my brother to get ready for this and working my arm back into shape," said Houston. "I need to raise it up, and coming out here and do what I do was important."

Houston is waiting for his first offer, but numerous schools are interested in him.

"We've had a bunch of schools come by and talk, a lot from the Pac-10 like Oregon, Oregon State, USC and UCLA and then Texas Tech, Nebraska, Iowa, Duke and Cornell, and schools from all across the country," said Houston. "I'm going to go to a lot of schools in the spring and summer too."

Houston said he doesn't have a favorite, but UCLA and Oregon State are schools that stood out to him.

"I camped at UCLA last year and Oregon State is another one I really like," said Houston, who's teammate Dylan Wynn is a Beaver verbal and two teammates from a year ago are in Corvallis.

Houston doesn't want to drag out the recruiting process either.

"I kind of want to make a decision and get it out of the way, but if it has to go a little longer, than it will," said Houston. "But I prefer to commit early."

On the year, Houston was 102-for-153 for 1,922 yards with 20 touchdown passes and just four interceptions. He played into the second half in only a handful of games and had a QB rating of 138. He also rushed for 11 touchdowns.

Brandon is in his sixth year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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