Clarksburg senior Stefan Houston started his gameday by choosing the college he plans to play for next year. A standout wide receiver and linebacker, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound Houston accepted a scholarship offer to play for Maryland.

“He came in this morning and said he had made a decision,” Clarksburg Coach Larry Hurd said. “It’s exciting. He’s put his time in, been to the places, spoken to the coaches. I know [Clarksburg graduate] Avery [Graham] being at Maryland influenced his decision and so did seeing [Quince Orchard 2010 All-Met] Alex Twine play the last couple weeks. Coach [Randy] Edsall and [assistant] coach [Tom] Brattan have done an excellent job recruiting him.”

Houston also considered scholarship offers from West Virginia and East Carolina.

So far this season, Houston has rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns and caught 18 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns. He has also been solid on defense, which he plans to play in college.

“He’s liked Maryland ever since the start,” Hurd said. “He really has liked all his visits to Maryland. He’s been going up there for the last two years. Now Coach Edsall has really shown a commitment to Stefan. He was on our sideline for the [season-opening] against Damascus.”

The Coyotes (2-1) host Watkins Mill on Friday at 6:30.