Fast-Rising 2017 Outside Linebacker James Houston IV Locks in a Trio of Pac-12 Visits

Apr. 15 -- Highly-coveted outside linebacker and Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage star, James Houston IV, will be visiting a trio of Pac-12 schools over the next two days...

For James Houston IVFlorida and Wisconsin are the pair of schools sitting on top with spring football set to kick into gear, but the outside linebacker out of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage will shift his attention elsewhere and spend the next two days visiting with a trio of Pac-12 programs.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Houston will be spending his Friday with both USC and UCLA, and plans to make the trek up to Berkeley to spend some time with Sonny Dykes and the California Golden Bears on Saturday as well.

"In general, I kind of want to kick the tires and see what the schools have to offer," Houston said. "Playing football in Cali is something that not everyone could say they did."

Cal is the lone program to extend a scholarship offer out of the three schools, but things could certainly change once Houston sits down to have some face time with the pair of Los Angeles schools.

Houston doesn't have a timeline for his college decision, but certainly knows what's important when it comes to comparing the pros and cons of the near 20 Division I schools that have sent offers his way.

"What I look for in a school is a great education and business program, as well as a program that's going to prepare me for the NFL," Houston said. "I'm also looking for a coaching staff that's going to help me become a better person, man, and prepare me for life.

"I'm not sure when I would like to decide."

Stay tuned to Scout as we continue to monitor Houston's recruitment. 

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