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RB Tristian Houston signs with the Texas Longhorns

Houston signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a member of the University of Texas class of 2019.

Houston North Shore High running back Tristian Houston signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Texas Longhorn.

A consensus three-star prospect, Houston is rated as a four-star recruit by 247Sports. The Composite rankings have him as the No. 50 running back and No. 61 player in the state of Texas. His grade of 90 by 247Sports slots him as the No. 28 running back in the country.

Houston also had offers from Arkansas, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi State, Oregon State, and UCLA.

From BON's recruiting profile:

The 40 speed for Houston is variously listed between 4.43 and 4.50, but there aren't any verifiable times. On the track, he's only broken the 11-second mark in the 100m on rare occasions and those times appear to be wind-aided -- put a likely testing time closer to the latter number above than the former.

Regardless, Houston has a relatively ideal build for the position with the capability of playing around 210 pounds in college, right around where Johnathan Gray is right now. As a result, Houston doesn't project as a power back at the next level, putting an increased emphasis on his speed.