May 22, 2006

Houston down but surely not out

Matthews, N.C., Butler's bruising running back Ryan Houston did not participate in Sunday's Nike Camp at Clemson University but he was in attendance for the event.

"I'm saving up for next weekend for the (Elite 100) Shrine Bowl combine (at Chapel Hill)," Houston said. "My (right) hamstring is already hurting, so I'm not going to risk further injury. Hopefully I'll be (ready), if my leg's right."

Houston recently added offers from Miami, Louisville and Penn State.

"Those three offers surprised me, because none of the (schools) had written me (prior) and (the offers) just came," he said. "I was kind of excited about all three."

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