HOUSTON – With a recruiting class that included 13 Texans, Houston announced 26 signees Wednesday, the first day of the college football letter of intent signing period. In addition to six states being covered, nine different position groups added players.
The class, which is comprised of 20 high school athletes, five junior college transfers and one four-year transfer, is one that leaves Houston head coach Tony Levine elated.
"This is a class that we are excited about as it meets our needs in all areas. We expect each of the 26 we signed to be significant contributors during their career at Houston," said Levine. "I am extremely pleased with the way we were able to finish and close out our class at the end of the recruiting window."
The state of Texas produced the most the most signees with 13 followed by Louisiana and California with five signees each. Houston signed one player each from the states of Florida, Kansas and New York.
The greatest emphasis in Levine’s second class was at defensive back, offensive line and quarterback. Each position produced four signings while UH brought in three wide receivers, three defensive lineman and three linebackers. The Cougars also signed two running backs, two tight ends and one kicker.
"We covered every position group as we continue to build talented depth and improve our roster from top-to-bottom. Competition breeds excellence and we expect to have a number of competitions for playing time across our roster in 2013," said Levine.
Five new players are already on the Houston campus and attending classes. Junior college transfers Trevor Harris (DE) and DB Turon Walker joined early high school graduates D’Juan Hines (QB) and Caleb Tucker (LB) along with a transfer from Morgan State Elandon Roberts (LB).
With signing day complete, Houston now turns its attention to spring practice, which begins on Monday, March 4.