April 15, 2011

Breaking down William Houston

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The Ohio State backfield is already a crowded one and with big time backs Warren Ball and Bri'onte Dunn in the fold for the 2012 class, it's only going to get more crowded. Even so, the Buckeyes will have plenty of options in the 2013 class to add more depth to the stable. One of the better in-state backs in the class is Dublin (Ohio) Scioto's William Houston. Here is a look at Houston's sophomore highlights.


At nearly 220-pounds, Houston is a load to bring to the ground. Physically, he's very strong in the lower body and runs with good power for such a young player. He has a good initial burst through the hole and keeps a nice, low pad-level. His film also reveals a more than capable option in the passing game.

Like most big sophomore running backs, you don't see a ton of 25+ yard runs. Continuing to get stronger and improve his top end speed will be a big key as that will help turn a lot of those 12-15 yard runs into bigger gains but overall there is a lot to like about Houston as a prospect.


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