Former Clarksburg two-way standout Stefan Houston, a University of Maryland signee, will spend the fall at Fork Union Military Academy and plans to join the Terrapins in the spring, according to Clarksburg Coach Larry Hurd, Jr.
Houston — 6-foot-2, 192-pound linebacker-wide receiver — orally committed to Maryland in September and signed a national letter of intent to the ACC school in February. Instead, the second-team All-Met pick will head to the central Virginia boarding school before enrolling at Maryland, likely following a similar path to the three players on the current roster who spent time at Fork Union — sophomore linebacker L.A. Goree (C.H. Flowers), redshirt freshman offensive lineman Nate Clarke (Carroll) and freshman wide receiver Tyrek Cheeseboro.
All three players spent the fall after their senior year of high school at Fork Union, enrolled in classes at Maryland to begin the spring semester and participated in spring practice with the team. Under this plan, Houston would not need to sign another letter of intent, and he would have four years of college eligibility starting next fall.
“It’s a great opportunity to go to Fork Union,” Hurd said. “He’s talked to Coach [Randy] Edsall and Coach [Tom] Brattan, [the who led Houston’s recruitment], and right now, it’s the best move for him.”
Houston posted 38 catches for 698 yards with 12 total touchdowns last fall for the Coyotes and added 283 rushing yards, logging time in the backfield as a wildcat quarterback. He also started on defense, where he’s projected to play at the next level.