Houston football makes history on National Signing Day

Houston football makes history on National Signing Day

The upcoming season is set to usher in an exciting new era for the University of Houston football team as the Cougars head to the Big 12 after years as one of the top programs in the game. group of five in the country. But on Wednesday, it was the team’s recruiting efforts that caused the buzz among the UH faithful.

As the end of National Signing Day unfolded across the college football landscape, Houston secured the commitment of one of the highest-ranked signers in program history. Mikal Harrison-Pilot, a four-star prospect from Temple High School (Texas) who is listed by Recruiting Services as an athlete but is expected to be a catcher at UH, signed his national letter of intent to play on Wednesday. for the Cougars. .

Harrison-Pilot is Houston’s highest-ranked signing in the Class of 2023, and according to 247Sports, he’s the fourth-highest-ranked signing on the team in the recruiting services era. He sits behind only Ed Oliver (2016), Deontay Greenberry (2012) and Tren’Davian Dickson (2016). Fellow receiver and 2023 signing Jonah Wilson of Dekaney is another four-star addition and sits just two spots below Harrison-Pilot on UH’s all-time recruiting list. That pairing, combined with the signing of Klein Forest running back Parker Jenkins, marks the first time the Cougars have landed a trio of four-star players in a skill position in a single class.

Harrison-Pilot originally committed to UH in the All-American Bowl on Jan. 7, choosing the Cougars over big-12 foes TCU Texas and Oklahoma, plus California. He formalized his engagement with Wednesday’s signing.

Mikal Harrison Pilot commits to Houston. pic.twitter.com/FWL34ZqdNO

— Tommy Yarrish (@tommy_yarrish) January 7, 2023

Harrison-Pilot isn’t the only notable addition Houston has made since the first signing in December. The Cougars also announced the signing of Northeast Mississippi Community College defensive back Juwon Gaston, along with mid-year transfers Joshua Cobbs (WR, Wyoming), Isaiah Hamilton (DB, Texas Southern), Ish Harris (LB, Texas A&M), Adari Haulcy (DB, New Mexico), Brian George (DB, Texas A&M), Stephon Johnson (WR, Oklahoma State), Jack Martin (K, Alabama), Mike O’Laughlin (TE, West Virginia) and David Ugwoegbu (EDGE, Oklahoma), Wednesday.

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