COMMIT: More DLS lightning, Houston to Beavs

FUTURE BEAV SUMNER HOUSTON

LIGHTNING DOES indeed strike twice. Oregon State scored a few years back with DE Dylan Wynn out of Concord, Calif. and storied De La Salle High. On Tuesday, they received a verbal from a guy who could well be the spitting image of Wynn – Sumner Houston, a 3-star prospect with the same type of high-rev motor. But will he line up on the edge like Wynn, or will it be something different for Houston?

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Sumner Houston is already 6-3, 265 pounds. He's also a future Beaver.

"I committed to Oregon State today," said Houston, who is ranked the No. 58 DE in the nation.

The Beaver coaches, Houston said, compare him favorably to Dylan Wynn.

"They told me I have a great motor – you know Dylan Wynn? They told me I'm like him in that way (motor), that I'm also very strong and they thought I was a very good all-around player," said Houston.

BUT DOES THAT mean Houston will line up on the edge?

Maybe.

He's already 265 pounds and hasn't even begun his senior season of high school. As he develops, he could possibly move inside.

Or maybe he lines up at a spot altogether different.

"They've said d-lineman -- or maybe on the offensive line. Wherever they want me to play, I'll play, whatever they think is best," said Houston.

HOUSTON CALLED his area recruiter at Oregon State, Bruce Reed, and then also spoke to d-line coach Joe Seumalo to give them the good news.

He pledged Oregon State over offers from Army, Cal Poly, Nevada, New Mexico State, Portland State and UC Davis.

"I felt like it was the right place, I really liked it when I visited 3-4 weeks ago. I like the style of play up there, it's a lot like my high school and that's what I was looking for," said Houston.

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