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

    Von Rich

    April 11th, 2009
    3:53 pm

    Coach are you stoned on crack? Houston is the BEST player in the county bar none.

    Sven Ottke

    April 11th, 2009
    2:59 pm

    This is a good opportunity for a long shot at the D1 level to get a college degree. Should bode well for him in the long run of life. Congrats.


    April 11th, 2009
    2:31 pm

    He’s not one of the top 10 senior o-lineman in Gwinnett Co. He better get better in a hurry. Slow as Christmas.


    April 11th, 2009
    2:12 pm

    From what I’ve read, you seem to be a great young man. Best of luck at UGA, Kolton. If you seriously considered Tech, we appreciate the opportunity. Look forward to battling you every year .

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    Parkview G

    April 11th, 2009
    2:11 pm

    Kolton learned all about the recruiting process after he was recruited by Buford High School

    PTC Jacket

    April 11th, 2009
    1:50 pm

    Congrats! Have fun being a Dawg!


    April 11th, 2009
    1:25 pm

    yes, good luck and enjoy your career in every way except the last Saturday in November…..BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!


    April 11th, 2009
    1:18 pm

    You are gonna be a great Bull Dawg!


    April 11th, 2009
    1:15 pm

    Welcome as a player Kolton, it is obvious that you are already a member of the DawgNaation.