2. Oregon State Beavers
A lot of the reasoning for Houston’s actual landing spot after he transfers out of the Texas football program will have to do with what goals he has in mind for the final year of his collegiate career. Houston was around on the Forty Acres since the 2015 season, so he’s seen a lot of action roll through since he was recruited out of North Shore High School in Houston, TX.
If Houston is looking for a good mix of factors that could come into play for his transfer decision, the Oregon State Beavers present an ideal landing spot for him. Oregon State is a rebuilding program in the PAC-12 that runs an offensive scheme somewhat similar in nature to that of the Horns and offensive coordinator Tim Beck.
At Oregon State, Houston would have the unique opportunity to help form a three-headed monster out of the backfield and help develop a very talented second-year running back. The freshman sensation Jermar Jefferson is a rare talent that is unusual to find for a program like Oregon State. But, Houston could also play alongside an established running back with rising senior Artavis Pierce.
Another point of emphasis for Houston to land with the Beavers is one of the seven offers he received out of high school. Houston could come over to Oregon State as a graduate transfer and help improve the time period it takes for second-year head coach Jonathan Smith to get them back to a point of relevance in the PAC-12.