Buford offensive lineman Kolton Houston commits to UGA

Like father, like son.

Buford offensive lineman Kolton Houston committed to Georgia before Saturday’s G-Day, following in the footsteps of his father, former UGA football player Shane Houston. “Yes, I did,” Houston told the AJC. “Georgia is the right fit for me and I can’t wait to get here.”

“It’s a great honor to be a Bulldog and I can’t wait to play in front of 92,000 people ‘Between the Hedges.’”

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Houston selected Georgia over around 15 offers, including Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Auburn, Florida State, and Michigan State. 

Houston has a lot of red and black in his blood. His father was a backup linebacker at Georgia in the late 1980s. Both of Kolton’s parents attended UGA.

Despite the family connections, Houston was a good catch for the Bulldogs. Kolton had started looking seriously at other schools because Georgia was taking longer than competing colleges with his evaluation. However, everything changed when Georgia’s Mark Richt finally offered Houston two weeks ago at spring practice. 

Georgia jumped to the top of Houston’s wishlist, and after thinking about it over the last two weeks, Houston gave Richt the news on Saturday.

No. 56 Kolton Houston

No. 56 Kolton Houston joined UGA's 2010 recruiting class

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  • 30 comments Add your comment

    Slick NL

    April 13th, 2009
    9:30 pm

    Congrats Kolton! Best of luck in your senior year. Really enjoy your game. Coach- you remind me of the old coach from “Cheers”.

    preacher dog

    April 13th, 2009
    7:25 pm

    Have watched Kolton Houston play all the way tru GFL at QTR back, not his natural position –always played with 150% heart & guts- at Buford he earned his success will do same at UGA.

    Dawg fan

    April 13th, 2009
    9:48 am

    Was there a combine type competition last Friday in Atlanta? Thought I read there was going to be one with lots of UGA prospects competing but I haven’t read anything on it. Tks.


    April 13th, 2009
    4:47 am

    dawgs once again attract top recruits! georgia will have two players drated in the first round.

    there is no wonder why the dawgs finish in the top ten every year.

    also, why does mark richt’s lead in the series with saban’s,if coach richt is not a better recruiter or maybe, he is a better coach!
    it ’s got be one or the other or maybe it is both!

    bama will crash in 09 as ole miss wins the west!

    Auggie Doggie

    April 12th, 2009
    11:27 pm

    With all this talent we should be ranked #1 again this year. It is just a matter of time until we dominate nationally. We already do because ESPN had our spring scrimmage on nationwide TV. I mean it was just our G-Day game! 5-star recruits will be standing in line! All you nerds better get ready for the beatdown every Thanksgiving for the next 7 years at least! Gators are dog meat!

    Dawg Man

    April 12th, 2009
    9:11 pm

    With all this top recruiting talent that Richt is pulling in, it will not be long before UGA is dominating the SEC like before and beating Florida and quieting their very annoying fans!!!

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    April 12th, 2009
    9:26 am

    Bedweter-Get educated about bigtime SEC football or stay off the blogs,you are embarrasing yourself by your considerable lack of knowledge.

    BullDawg Rick

    April 12th, 2009
    8:42 am

    Kolton… Welcome to the BullDawg Nation..
    Great to see you & meet your family as you walked thru the stands to the hedges at the G-Day Game.. Best to you & the Wolves next season (Sis teaches at Buford)….

    Go Dawgs!!