Well well well of all the names floating around the Ohio State recruiting rumor highway the one who just committed is probably the least known of the group but may be the most important. Why you may ask? A few weeks back Urban Meyer moved Zach Boren to LB and Adam Homan to RB and essentially did away with the Fullback position and in doing so allowed some of OSUs foes to use that as a negative recruiting tool. They would say things like see Coach Meyer is doing away with the power running game and you big backs have no place in his offensive system. Which if you have watched any game this year it is painfully obvious OSU is still a power running team just from a different formation. Carlos Hyde and even to some extent Braxton Miller aren’t exactly those tiny scat backs. With todays commitment it just proves a point that there is room on this team and in this offensive scheme for big powerful bruising fullbacks. So meet todays newest member of the 2013 Ohio State recruiting class.
William Houston is a 6’0″ 235 lbs 3 star fullback from Dublin, Ohio. William who had scholarship offers from MAC schools and preferred walk-on offers from several B1G schools has chosen to accept a preferred walk-on spot at OSU over Michigan and Penn State. Houston announced it from his twitter account a few minutes ago. “@Thewillhouston
I will be playing football for The Ohio State University, in the fall. #GoBuckeyes #BuckeyeNation”. Houston who plays RB in HS is huge and powerful and will bring toughness to the position as well as the ability to play like a true RB. He also allows Coach Meyer to add a real quality player and person and get a player without using a scholarship that OSU is so limited with right now. ESPN ranks Houston as the #2 FB in the nation. Rivals ranks him as the #5 FB in the nation. Scouts ranks him as the no. 109 best RB overall in the nation showing his ability to play both positions fairly well at a high level.
His stats for this year. He had 215 rushes for 864 yards and 15 TDs. He also had 32 receptions for 308 yards and 2 TDs. Below you can see his JR. year highlights.