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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    April 12th, 2009
    8:10 am

    BEDWETTER, good name, kinda fitting. UGA has been in the top ten the last 7 out of 8 years. Where have you been? And yes, that includes being ranked #3 in 2002 and #2 in 2007.


    April 12th, 2009
    7:51 am

    Welcome to Dawg Nation. Make the most of this opportunity— on and off the field.

    G. Tampa Bedwetter

    April 11th, 2009
    11:43 pm

    Every year, Georgia Has a top 5 rated recruiting class; but our team rarely finishes ranked in the to 5.
    Could the problem possibly be Saint Mark of Richt?


    April 11th, 2009
    10:18 pm

    Congratulations to Kolton’s parents. This is exactly why they moved, and transferred their son, to Buford City Schools from the Brookwood Schools Cluster… to get Kolton recruited by UGA. As successful as Brookwood’s football program is, not too many of the Broncos’ players advance to SEC football.

    Michael Carvell

    April 11th, 2009
    9:02 pm

    Von Rich: Kolton Houston is THE BEST player “bar none” in Gwinnett County? North Gwinnett may have the best offensive lineman in USA with JaWuan James. People at North Gwinnett say his teammate Austin Shephard (committed to Alabama) is better. You got big-time prospects at Norcross, Grayson, GAC, too many schools to mention. Kolton is good, but Gwinnett County, as usual, is LOADED

    Dawg Tired

    April 11th, 2009
    8:01 pm

    Me thinketh “Coach” smoketh something illegal.


    April 11th, 2009
    6:44 pm

    Michael, apparently Marc Deas has committed to play for the bulldogs as well. Welcome Marc and Kolton!!!

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    Dawg fan

    April 11th, 2009
    4:39 pm

    Good article and good recruit for UGA.
    On another subject, how did Mack Brown and the other locals do in the competition Friday?

    Benny Humphreys

    April 11th, 2009
    3:56 pm

    Kolton, congratulations, you will be playing for a great coach as well as a great person in Coach Searles.