Just a few days after losing their verbal commitment from A.J. Liddell, Maryland has picked up another player for their 2012 football class – Clarksburg outside linebacker Stefan Houston.
Houston, listed at 6’3″ and 200 pounds, is unranked by all four recruiting sites, but chose Maryland over offers from East Carolina, Rutgers and West Virginia.
Coach Randy Edsall came to Clarksburg’s opening game of the season, a showdown against Montgomery County powerhouse Damascus, and that apparently left a big impression on Houston.
Houston was named first team All-Gazette last year with 97 tackles, including 13 for a loss. He runs a 4.39 40-yard dash, and projects to play the STAR position once he gets to Maryland. In three games this season, he has 17 catches for 349 yards and three touchdowns.
Houston is the 16th member of Maryland’s 2012 recruiting class, and the fourth linebacker – joining Brock Dean, Shawn Petty, and Avery Thompson. He is also only the fifth in-state player in the recruiting class.