Jolivet commits to Houston

As one of the more dynamic edge-rushers in the JUCO ranks this year, Navarro DE Michael Jolivet (6-4.5, 250) was a player earning quite a bit of recruiting attention, but even with several opportunities laid out before him, he decided to end the recruiting process before the start of camp and made the decision to become a Houston Cougar...

"I just committed to Houston," an excited Jolivet told "I had all of those offers from different schools, but when Houston offered, it was so close to my home and my mom loved the campus, I loved the campus and they are now going to be a Tier One school because they are joining the Big East."

Jolivet chose the Cougars over offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico, San Jose State and SMU.

"It was just the right decision for me and for my future," Jolivet added.

As a freshman last season, Jolivet saw all of his reps at the weakside defensive end spot and managed to post 31 tackles and four sacks and that, to go along with his long arms and 4.6 speed, is what has at least two schools interested in what he brings to the table.

With his combination of size and athleticism, Jolivet is a player to watch this season and he said his multiple talents have the Houston coaches drooling.

"They are changing up their defense, so they like me as both a stand-up pass-rusher and with my hand on the ground too," Jolivet said. "They want me to pressure the QB and that's what I feel like I do best."

Jolivet has not taken his official visit yet and plans to do that this fall. He and the rest of his team will begin camp in the next two weeks and kickoff their season with their first game on August 25th against Arkansas Baptist on the road.

Jolivet is on pace to graduate in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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