Three-Star RB Jordan Houston Enjoys His Virginia Tech Junior Day Visit

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Feb 18, 2018
Three-star RB Jordan Houston is one of Virginia Tech's top priorities in the 2019 class. Houston visited the Hokies this past weekend for VT's Junior Day which well according to what he told us after his visit. Jordan Houston told us that his Virginia Tech visit went well. When we asked Houston what stood out about his visit, this is what he told us. "I enjoyed touring the campus," Houston told us. "What really stood out was when they told us about how great of a school Virginia Tech is academically and just how great the community is. I liked talking with Coach (Justin) Fuente, Coach (Holmon) Wiggins and Coach (Zohn) Burden." Houston told us that Virginia Tech remains a "top choice" for him and is one of the schools standing out in his recruitment along with Penn State, Maryland, Syracuse, and Rutgers. He also told us that Virginia Tech and Syracuse are the two schools recruiting him the hardest. Houston mentioned that VT assistant Zohn Burden and former Penn State assistant (now Mississippi State assistant) Charles Huff are the two coaches that Houston has the best relationships with. When we asked Houston about what stands out about his relationship with Zohn Burden, he said "when it isn't a dead period, he comes and visits me often. He texts me and checks up on me. He lets me know how it is and doesn't sugar coat anything." Looking ahead, Houston doesn't have any visits set in stone, but he is looking at visiting Duke, Michigan, Michigan State, and Mississippi State. Mississippi State could be a school to keep an eye on with former Penn State OC Joe Moorhead being the head coach and Charles Huff leaving State College to join him there if the Bulldogs offer him. From what we've heard, Houston is one of Virginia Tech's top offensive targets as a versatile playmaker who could be used in a multitude of ways. The fact that VT has made him a clear priority unlike others, VT consistently being at the top of his recruitment, and his relationship with Zohn Burden are all big reasons why the Hokies are the favorites for Houston and why we've put in a prediction in VT's favor for Houston. For now, Virginia Tech is in great shape for Jordan Houston, but they still have some work to do as they look to add Houston to their 2019 class.

Jordan Houston in the Recruiting Rankings

Houston is rated as a three-star recruit by both Rivals and 247 Sports while ESPN has not rated him yet. The three-star RB is ranked as the 26th best RB by 247 Sports, 39th best RB by the 247 Sports Composite, and the eighth best all-purpose back by Rivals. In the state of Virginia, Houston is ranked as the ninth best recruit by 247 Sports, 13th best by the 247 Sports Composite, and 12th best by Rivals.

Jordan Houston's Offer List (According to 247 Sports)

  • ACC: Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Boston College, Pittsburgh
  • Big 10: Penn State, Michigan State, Indiana, Maryland, Rutgers
  • SEC: Tennessee
  • AAC: East Carolina, Temple
  • Conference USA: Old Dominion

Photo Credit: Harley Taylor

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