March 27, 2012

Porter Waiting Out the Process

As the recruiting focus has shifted towards the class of 2013, Houston has made obvious efforts to broaden their recruiting horizons with several offers out including recruits from the west coast all the way to the east coast.

With that said the Cougars' bread and butter will no doubt be the state of Texas and they will continue to increase their efforts in trying to land some of the top players in their very own back yard.

One such player is Missouri City (TX) Fort Bend Marshall offensive linemen Maurice Porter who's getting interest from some of Texas' top schools including the University of Houston.

The Cougars offered Porter and teammate Deon Hollins Jr on March 8 and interest in the duo has done anything but die down.

"Recruiting is going really good right now," said Porter. "I have offers from Houston, Baylor, Colorado, Texas Tech and West Virginia."

Porter, who plays his high school ball less than 20 miles from Houston's Robertson Stadium was excited about getting the Houston offer.

"I love the fact that they are so close to home," the 6-foot-5, 285-pound offensive lineman said. "It would mean a lot for me to be able to have my family and friends come to all of my games if I were to play there."

While Porter likes the fact that Houston is close to home, he is still very open as far as where he will play his college football.

"Right now everything is open for me," the talented lineman said.

While his recruitment may still be open, Porter admits that there are two to three schools that really stand out above the rest as of now.

"I really like Baylor and Texas Tech," the Rivals three-star recruit said. "If I had to pick a third school I would probably have to say West Virginia."

With Porter's versatility his offer list should only grow as the process moves forward. He's proven the ability to play both tackle positions and guard for Fort Bend Marshall helping earn himself a first-team all-district nod last season as junior. He's big and athletic with the versatility and skill set to potentially excel at center as well and the ability to play anywhere along the offensive line will do nothing but help his stock.

Porter has no timetable for making a college decision and with interest in him and Hollins Jr sure to grow; he will be another name for Houston fans to keep an eye on as the process unfolds

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