Flint Hill RB Jordan Houston (Photo: Sue Spencer/Flint Hill Athletics)
The Terrapins get their second commitment in 48 hours from a Flint Hill athlete
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
Jordan didn’t make a statement about his commitment, but instead released a video on Twitter to announce his pledge to Maryland.
— Jordan Houston (@usmigo) July 30, 2018
Houston narrowed his list of about two dozen colleges to five schools eight days before making his commitment. His narrowed list included Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Michigan, Michigan State and Maryland.
As a freshman, Houston tallied over 1,600 rushing yards.
His sophomore season was cut short due to an early season leg injury. Penn State and Old Dominion were among the first to offer Houston prior to his breakout junior season.
Coming back from the injury, Houston’s junior campaign won him the recruitNoVA Private School Player of the Year award and Flint Hill won the VISAA Division I State Championship.
Last Fall, Houston rushed for 1,971 yards on 166 carries, and had 11 catches for an unprecedented 38-yard average. His 30 touchdowns on the year fueled a Husky offense that averaged over 43 points per game.
While Penn State might have been a top choice for Houston, the Nittany Lions have landed the #1 tailback in the state of Virginia in each of the past two recruiting classes. C.D. Hylton tailback Ricky Slade is now at Penn State and Class of 2019 tailback Devyn Ford of North Stafford locked in his verbal commitment to Penn State recently.
The commitment to Maryland allows Houston to transit to the opposite side of the beltway for his college career. Flint Hill fans and the families of Trey Rucker and Jordan Houston won’t have far to go to watch that duo play college ball.
– Andy Hilton
Junior Highlights for Jordan Houston: