Throughout 2018, Jordan Houston has been one of Virginia Tech's top offensive targets in the 2019 class. The three-star RB from Northern Virginia currently has six schools standing out in his recruitment including VT.
Houston told us that Virginia Tech, Michigan State, Maryland, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Rutgers are the six schools currently standing out in his recruitment. In addition, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, and Maryland are the schools recruiting Houston the hardest at the moment.
Why are the Hokies standing out for Houston?
"They show a lot of interest in me and I have a great relationship with the coaches. Also, it is a great school and a great opportunity to succeed on and off the field. I also feel like I could make a change in the program and play early," Jordan Houston said.
His strong relationship with VT's coaching staff is a big reason for the Hokies' great standing. In addition to his strong relationship with VT's staff as a whole, Houston told us that Zohn Burden is the coach whom he has the best relationship in his whole recruitment due largely to the interest that Burden has shown him.
Looking ahead to this summer, Houston told us that he is planning to formally cut down his list to a top 6. While Houston said that no schools are guaranteed to make the cut, it would be surprising if the Hokies weren't included in that group. In addition, Houston has visits scheduled for Michigan State, Michigan, and Notre Dame; and is also hoping to visit Virginia Tech, Auburn, and Georgia.
Right now, we stand by our prediction of Houston to Virginia Tech
in part because of how the Hokies have consistently made him a priority and built a strong relationship with him. In addition, the Hokies also give Houston an opportunity to earn early playing time.
Virginia Tech is in great shape in Jordan Houston's recruitment, but still has plenty of work ahead to gain his commitment.
Jordan Houston in the Recruiting Rankings
Houston is ranked as the seventh-best all-purpose back by 247 Sports
and the 247 Sports Composite rankings, and the 11th best all-purpose back by Rivals
. In the Commonwealth, Houston is ranked as the 13th best recruit by Rivals, and the 16th best recruit by 247 Sports and the 247 Sports Composite.
Jordan Houston's Offer List (According to 247 Sports)
- ACC: Virginia Tech, Boston College, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse
- Big 10: Penn State, Michigan State, Maryland, Indiana, Rutgers
- SEC: Tennessee
- AAC: East Carolina, Temple
- Conference USA: Old Dominion
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