2012: Houston Has a Plan

Midwest Regional Manager
Posted Jul 27, 2010


Detroit (MI) Loyola has a talented squad coming back, including a big, athletic receiver in Amos Houston, who is starting to hear from schools across the country.

There is a lot to like about Amos Houston as a prospect.

Detroit Loyola is a smaller school, but has some big time talent at it, and Houston has all the measureables from size, to stats and a 3.3 grade point average.

"Right now I'm in the weight room a lot," he explained. "I'm 206-lbs and 6'3."

Houston caught 39 passes for 792 yards and seven touchdowns as a receiver last year. From his linebacker spot, he recorded 50 tackles, three sacks and an interception, however he says "I really play safety and I'm playing that this year."

Houston admits his coach likes to keep him isolated from the college contact, but he has let him in on a few schools who have shown interest.

"My coach doesn't tell me anything. He keeps it all to himself. I didn't go to any camps this year, but I was invited to go to the NIKE camp at Ohio State in May, but I didn't go. He told me three schools though. He said Iowa. We were supposed to go there in June. Stanford, my coach is from California so he knows them, and Michigan State."

The Spartans are one school he has visited.

"I've been to Michigan State a few times. I've been to USC twice and been to Ohio State once. It was like the campus visit and I went to Michigan State's game."

Houston makes no secret of his affinity for the Green and White.

"Michigan State's my favorite school. When I went up there, it was different. Seeing all the green and fans and cheering and stuff boosted the players' confidence. It seemed like they couldn't lose because of that. It was part of the atmosphere that we felt."

Houston says the Spartans have been to his games, and he hopes they like what they see, because his goal is ultimately in East Lansing.

"When I was there, I felt like that's where I belong and that's why I'm trying to go there."



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