USC recruiting: Linebacker John Houston chooses Trojans

Gardena Serra linebacker John Houston signs letter of intent with USC

USC added to a deep linebacker corps in the 2015 recruiting class Wednesday when Gardena Serra’s John Houston announced he would sign with the Trojans.

Houston announced his decision during a ceremony at Serra, a few minutes after teammate Rasheem Green announced he would attend USC.

Houston cited USC's academic and athletic reputation for choosing the Trojans.

"It's right in my backyard so it just made it perfect," he said.

Here is a brief look at Houston:

Player: John Houston

Position: Linebacker

Height: 6 feet 3

Weight: 207

High School: Gardena Serra

Schools considered: Arizona State, Oklahoma and Miami

Notes: Houston is part of what has become a Serra pipeline to USC. Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson, quarterback Jalen Greene and linebacker Olajuwon Tucker played at Serra, as did former Trojans receivers Robert Woods, Marqise Lee and George Farmer …. Houston is part of a class that includes linebackers Osa Masina, Porter Gustin and Cameron Smith.



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