Demaryion Houston

The Huskers wanted more depth at receiver, and Demaryion Houston provides that while turning down 20-plus offers elsewhere.

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Demariyon Houston

6-0, 165, WR

Oklahoma City (Oklahoma) Millwood High School

247Sports composite: 3 stars (No. 404 nationally)

Rivals: 3 stars

ESPN: 4 stars

Other key offers: Minnesota, Penn State, Colorado

How he got here: Nebraska offered Houston a scholarship in early March, then stayed in regular contact even as he spent nearly five months committed to Texas until early December. The night before another NU receiver target, Charles Njoku, publicly committed to UCLA on Jan. 25, coach Scott Frost and offensive coordinator Troy Walters made an in-home visit. Houston tripped to Lincoln on Jan. 19 before electing not to see Penn State and Colorado the final two weekends despite interest from the schools. Houston ended Nebraska's seven-week commitment drought dating back to the early signing period and became NU's 27th overall addition and fourth wideout in the 2019 cycle.

Our take: What the Huskers missed on with Njoku and his 6-foot-5 frame, they make up for with Houston's speed. His verified 100-meter time of 10.71 seconds confirms he has a breakaway burst out wide or in the slot, and his route running leaves room for growth at the college level. The Huskers wanted more depth at receiver, and Houston provides that while turning down 20-plus offers elsewhere. Houston's decision further cements the notion that relationships with the coaches — more than facilities or brand name — is one of Nebraska's most attractive qualities in recruiting.

They said it: "One thing he's said to us many times over and over again is he wants to be a better man after football and football is not the only deciding factor for him. He wants to make sure he's around great men to make him a better man later on." — Millwood coach Darwin Franklin