Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

One of the-loaded highschool soccer groups within the nation is Buford (Ga.). Their roster contains the highest general recruit within the class of 2024—quarterback Dylan Raiola, who’s dedicated to Georgia—plus a number of different elite prospects, together with five-star defensive lineman Eddrick Houston.

Houston (6-foot-4, 275 kilos) is predicted to announce his dedication subsequent week, and in accordance with John Garcia Jr. at Rivals, Ohio State is main the group of colleges which can be within the operating.

“Houston has been buzzing towards Ohio State since his official go to to Columbus in June, regardless that he has but to place out an official group of finalists main as much as his choice. Alabama, Clemson, Georgia and USC are additionally amongst these within the operating, however they appear to be trying up at Ryan Day’s program for the time being.”

That jives with On3’s prediction mannequin, which at the moment has the Buckeyes because the heavy favourite at 88.1%. The opposite supposed contenders for his dedication are Georgia (3.6%), Clemson (2.4%) and Alabama (2.0%).

Houston is ranked as excessive as No. 3 amongst defensive linemen in his class and No. 17 general within the nation, each at Rivals. The opposite recruiting providers all have him a bit decrease, however he’s nonetheless ranked among the many prime 10 at his place in any respect 4.

For now, Ohio State is second within the 2024 recruiting rankings behind Georgia, trailing by about 20 factors. Touchdown Houston would go a good distance towards shrinking that hole.

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