Houston Will Camp with UCLA

The Concord (Calif.) De La Salle lineman, Sumner Houston, plans to camp with the Bruins in June...

Concord (Calif.) De La Salle two-way lineman Sumner Houston (6-3, 255), thinks the elusive first offer could be right on the doorstep.

"I believe Oregon State is close to offering," said Houston. "UCLA likes me a lot and Colorado likes me. Army likes me a lot and Air Force does too. I'm going out to Air Force this weekend and I'll be talking with them more. And Toledo is looking at me."

Houston started on both sides of the ball for the Spartans last fall, helping them win another state title (their fourth in a row).

"Oregon State likes me as a defensive lineman in general, UCLA likes me as a nose tackle, Colorado likes me as a center, Army as a defensive lineman and Air Force will probably tell me which position this week," said Houston.

Houston visited Colorado earlier this spring.

"It was very pretty and a great campus with a great engineering program, so I liked that. I really enjoyed it there. I sat down with all of the coaches and they told me that I'm a good player, I have a good motor and they'll be looking into me quite a bit. They want me to come to their camp and see me in action. So pretty much I'll know where I stand with them after that camp," said Houston.

Cal has also been recruiting Houston some of late, with new defensive coordinator Andy Buh, one of the coaches who recruited his older brother, Bart, to Wisconsin.

"The new coaching staff, mainly Coach Buh at Cal, have been showing some interest," said Houston. "I haven't really talked much though with the new staff at Wisconsin."

Houston will be at the Oregon NFTC in June and also plans to camp at Colorado, Cal, Oregon State and UCLA.

Playing at 255 this spring, Houston is hoping to gain another 10 pounds to play at 265 this season, and eventually cement himself at one position.

Academically, he has a 3.3 and took the SAT over the weekend, with plans to take the ACT later this spring.

Brandon is in his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSportsNext, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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