Oregon State received its fourth commitment for its 2014 football class earlier this week with a verbal from defensive end Sumner Houston, Scout.com and Rivals.com reported.
Houston, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound three-star athlete out of De La Salle High in Concord, Calif., visited the OSU campus a few weeks ago.
“I felt like it was a great place and I like the work ethic they have,” Houston told Justin Rowland of Rivals.com. “That’s very much like it is at De La Salle High School. I just like it up there. I like the rainy weather and the all-around experience. In California it rains sometimes but I like a little colder weather.”
Running back Terron Ward is a De La Salle alum also on the OSU roster.
Scout ranks Houston as the No. 58 prospect at defensive end for the 2014 class.
During his junior season at De La Salle, Houston had 51 tackles — 36 of which were solo — with seven sacks and two pass deflections on a team that went 15-0.
Houston, who was recruited by OSU’s Bruce Read, coordinator of special teams, and Joe Seumalo, defensive line coach, also had offers from Army, Nevada, New Mexico State, Cal Poly and UC Davis.