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Demariyon Houston commit: What does it mean for Nebraska?

One of the final pieces of Nebraska's 2019 class is a big one as Demariyon Houston announced he was signing with the Huskers.

The 6-foot, 170-pound wide receiver had well over to 20 offers to his name and picked the Big Red over the likes of Texas, Minnesota, Penn State, Colorado, Missouri and Arizona State among others. Houston becomes the 27th known commit for Nebraska's 2019 recruiting class.

Here are some quick takes on what Houston's commitment means for Nebraska.

Wide receiver Derariyon Houston announced he will be signing with Nebraska on Wednesday.
Wide receiver Derariyon Houston announced he will be signing with Nebraska on Wednesday.

1. Nebraska wanted to add one more dynamic receiver in its 2019 recruiting class and they were able to get a good one in Houston. The Huskers had offered Houston a long time ago, but he initially committed to Texas. When he opened up his recruitment in early December NU began to make a push for him and eventually got him on campus in January which eventually sealed the deal. Assistant coaches Ryan Held and Troy Walters did a great job of recruiting Houston to make that happen.

2. Houston brings legit track speed to Nebraska's receiver room. He's a state champion in the 100-meters with a personal record of 10.71 electronic. That gives the Huskers a ton of speed and playmaking ability to go along with Jamie Nance, Wandale Robinson and Darien Chase in this class.

3. The Oklahoma native is an explosive athlete that can not only stretch the field with his speed, but also turn shorter routes into big plays with his ability to make defenders miss in the open field. He could factor into the mix as a slot receiver or on the outside.

4. Houston isn't the biggest player standing 6-foot, 170-pounds, but he tends to play bigger than he is. He has good length and shows the ability to go up and high-point the football. He has no problem making catches in a crowd and adjusts well to the football.

5. He's proven to be an extremely productive player all throughout his high school football career. He torched his level of play in the state of Oklahoma and shined at national level camps for several years.

6. Houston is also a dangerous kickoff and punt returner which is something he should get a chance to do at Nebraska. His speed and ability to make plays with the ball in his hands could help to bolster NU's special teams play.

7. I also like the fact that Houston is not afraid to do the dirty work of blocking. That's a part of his game that he takes pride in and should help him see the field early on in his career at Nebraska. He's a leader that comes from a winning program. He gives the Huskers two of the best skill position players out of the state of Oklahoma which should only help NU's future success recruiting the state down the road.

8. 2019 Nebraska commit breakdown

2/6/2019 - Demariyon Houston - WR - 6-foot, 170-pounds - Oklahoma City OK - 3 Stars

1/19/2019 - Noa Pola-Gates - DB - 5-foot-11, 180-pounds - Gilbert, AZ - 4 Stars

12/19/2018 - Ty Robinson - DE - 6-foot-6, 275-pounds - Gilbert, AZ - 4 Stars

12/19/2018 - Jimmy Fritzsche - OT - 6-foot-7, 255-pounds - Greenville, SC - 3 Stars

12/19/2018 - Brant Banks - DE - 6-foot-7, 280-pounds - Houston, TX - 3 Stars

12/5/2018 - Wandale Robinson - WR - 5-foot-9, 180-pounds - Frankfort, KY - 4 Stars

12/2/2018 - Jamin Graham - OLB - 6-foot-6, 220-pounds - Attalla, AL - 3 Stars

11/18/2018 - Myles Farmer - DB - 6-foot-3, 190-pounds - Atlanta, GA - 3 Stars

10/31/2018 - Javin Wright - DB - 6-foot-3, 190-pounds - Chandler, AZ - 3 Stars

10/28/2018 - Bryce Benhart - OT - 6-foot-9, 300-pounds - Lakeville, MN - 4 Stars

10/25/2018 - Darien Chase - WR - 6-foot-1, 185-pounds - Vancouver, WA - 3 Stars

9/15/2018 - Chris Hickman - TE - 6-foot-6, 205-pounds - Omaha, NE - 3 Stars

9/4/2018 - Dedrick Mills - RB - 6-foot, 200-pounds - Garden City, KS (Waycross, GA) - 4 Stars

8/6/2018 - Quinton Newsome - CB - 6-foot-2, 180 - Suwanee, GA - 3 Stars

8/5/2018 - Michael Lynn - OT - 6-foot-7, 280 - Greenwood Village, CO - 3 Stars

7/23/2018 - Mosai Newsom - DE - 6-foot-5, 260 - Waverly, IA - 3 Stars

7/21/2018 - Nick Henrich- LB - 6-foot-3, 210 - Omaha, NE - 4 Stars

6/29/2018 - Jamie Nance - WR - 6-foot, 160 - Blanchard, OK - 4 Stars

6/22/2018 - Matthew Anderson - OL - 6-foot-7, 250 - Leesville, LA - 3 Stars

6/15/2018 - Ronald Thompkins - RB - 6-foot, 195 - Loganville, GA - 3 Stars

6/6/2018 - Jackson Hannah - LB - 6-foot-3, 234 - Nashville, TN - 4 Stars

6/4/2018 - Luke McCaffrey - QB - 6-foot-2, 180 - Highlands Ranch, CO - 3 Stars

6/1/2018 - Desmond Bland - OL - 6-foot-4, 300 - Yuma, AZ (Flossmoor, Ill.) - 4 Stars

5/5/2018 - Rahmir Johnson - RB - 5-foot-10, 170 - Oradell, NJ - 4 Stars

3/5/2018 - Ethan Piper - DE - 6-foot-4, 280 - Norfolk, Neb. - 3 Stars

11/24/2017 - Garrett Snodgrass - ATH - 6-foot-3, 220 - York, Neb. - 3 Stars

6/24/2017 - Garrett Nelson - OLB - 6-foot-3, 236 - Scottsbluff, Neb. - 3 Stars

9. 2019 commit by position

1 - Quarterback

3 - Running back

4 - Wide receiver

1 - Tight end

5 - Offensive linemen

0 - Defensive tackle

4 - Defensive end

2 - Outside linebacker

2 - Inside linebacker

2 - Safety

2 - Cornerback

1 - Athlete

0 - Special teams

10. Where are they from?

5 - Nebraska

4 - Georgia

3 - Arizona

2 - Colorado

2 - Oklahoma

1 - Alabama

1 - Iowa

1 - Illinois

1 - Kentucky

1 - Louisiana

1 - Minnesota

1 - New Jersey

1 - South Carolina

1 - Tennessee

1 - Texas

1 - Washington