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Houston sophomore CB Howard Wilson was granted a medical redshirt after missing the majority of the 2015 campaign with a knee injury.

Wilson suffered an ACL injury three games into the 2015 campaign, one which sidelined him for the duration of the season. Tough blow, but the medical redshirt should ease that, as he now has three years of eligibility remaining rather than just two. As a true freshman in 2014, the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder appeared in every game -- including three starts -- and recorded 48 tackles while intercepting a trio of passes.
Jun 27 - 1:27 PM

Baylor graduate WR/TE Chris Johnson transferred to Houston.

Set to graduate from Baylor this summer, Johnson can play immediately and retains two years of eligibility total. A highly-rated dual-threat QB out of high school, Johnson failed to beat out a procession of lauded signal-callers like Bryce Petty, Seth Russell and Jarrett Stidham over the years. The Bears moved Johnson to WR last summer, but had to reverse course in a big spot when Russell and Stidham went down. Johnson's first career start at QB came in the embarrassing loss at TCU (7-of-24 for 62-1-1). Johnson suffered a concussion the following week against Texas -- another embarrassing loss -- but returned to lead Baylor to a bowl win over UNC in a run-heavy affair. Per SicEmSports, the Cougars intend to use Johnson as a tight end. We've also seen reports indicating Johnson will play WR. Move TE may be Johnson's ultimate destiny, both under Tom Herman and then in the NFL. Either way, Johnson's quarterbacking days are over. He should contribute immediately.
Jun 26 - 6:25 PM

Baylor freshman WR Tren'Davian Dickson transferred to Houston.

Dickson was a member of Baylor's 2016 signing class, but decided to transfer after the firing of HC Art Briles at the end of May. The Bears would not allow him to transfer within the Big 12. After visits to Houston and Oregon, he sided with the Cougars. Scout.com ranked him as the No. 33 overall prospect for this past recruiting cycle. They praise the 5-foot-11, 171-pounder's body control and precision in running routes. With Houston, Dickson will be forced to sit out the 2016 season due to transfer regulations.
Jun 19 - 12:51 PM

ESPN's Tom Luginbill called Houston four-star 2017 CB Javelin Guidry "one of the fastest commitments in this class."

"Guidry checks a lot of boxes you want in critical factors at the corner position and his ball skills and open-field traits are excellent," Luginbill wrote. "He could be every bit the weapon on offense as he is on defense." While he has the skill to perform on both sides of the ball, the 5-foot-10, 180-pounder is listed at "corner," rather than "athlete" (a designation used for prospects whose positions are less defined) and that is his likely position once he hits the college scene. He just makes the ESPN 300 cut, slotting into the Worldwide Leader's master list at No. 298.
Jun 17 - 3:48 PM

Houston seems to be the favorite to land Baylor freshman WR transfer Tren'Davian Dickson, according to Max Olson of ESPN.

Dickson originally committed to Texas last November, but flipped to Baylor and enrolled in January. Because of that, Dickson will be forced to sit out the 2016 wherever he transfers to. Dickson is one of the seven members of the 2016 class who hope to transfer, and most will likely be prohibited from transferring to other Big 12 programs.
Source: ESPN
Jun 16 - 8:18 AM

Transferring Baylor freshman WR Tren'Davian Dickson visited Houston.

ESPN's Max Olson hears that it was a "great visit" for Dickson. The 5-foot-11, 171-pounder initially was hoping for a release from his letter of intent, but instead opted to transfer. Baylor is restricting him from any potential Big 12 transfer. Olson reported earlier in the week that Dickson's preferred destination would be Houston, so this weekend's visit could be a step toward solidifying that relationship. Per Olson, a visit to Oregon could be in the cards this coming week.
Jun 12 - 1:12 PM

ESPN's Max Olson reports that Houston is Baylor freshman WR Tren'Davian Dickson's preferred transfer destination at this juncture.

Dickson requested a release from his letter of intent on Wednesday. He was only looking at a release from the NLI at that point, saying that the possibility of a transfer was one he had yet to discuss with his parents. That discussion appears to have taken place, as the 5-foot-11, 171-pounder told ESPN that he has requested his release from the program and will transfer. Baylor, who can restrict his transfer options, is allowing him to speak to any school outside of the Big 12. Olson is reporting that Houston is the current frontrunner for his services. Scout.com -- the highest on him among national recruiting outlets -- ranked Dickson as the No. 33 overall prospect for the 2016 cycle.
Jun 9 - 3:21 PM

Baylor freshman WR Tren'Davian Dickson told 247Sports' Taylor Hamm that he has requested a release from his National Letter of Intent.

Dickson, a four-star prospect, ranked as Scout.com's No. 33 overall recruit for 2016. Baylor has yet to respond to his request for the NLI release, but has 30 days to do so. The 5-foot-11, 171-pound wideout would not rule out a possible transfer should the Bears deny him that request. "Maybe. I don't know. I need to talk with my parents about that first," he said. While Dickson would not go on the record regarding what schools he is considering once (if) he receives his release, Hamm is reporting that Texas A&M would be a prominent name in that picture. Dickson set a high school record for single-season touchdown catches with 39 of 'em in 2014.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 8 - 3:18 PM

Per Bleacher Report's Jason Ferguson, Houston redshirt sophomore WR Isaiah Johnson's "speed and nose for the end zone could make him a breakout star this season in one of the nation's most exciting offenses."

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Johnson caught 15 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in the spring game -- the scoring receptions came from 48, 51 and 90 yards -- and had "a phenomenal connection" with QB Greg Ward, according to Ferguson. Tom Herman's spread attack facilitates big production for players with Johnson's skill set.
Jun 6 - 6:09 PM

Houston senior QB Greg Ward Jr. runs the forty in the 4.3s.

Last fall, HC Tom Herman called Ward "a poor man's Braxton [Miller]." He continued: "He’s so explosive with a lot of wiggle and great change of direction. He also throws it much better than people think." The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Ward ended up exceeding 1,000 yards in both passing and rushing in leading the Cougars to a 13-1 record last season. NFL Media Draft analyst Chad Reuter believes Ward Jr., like Miller before him, will transition to receiver in the NFL.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 2 - 2:20 PM

Houston redshirt sophomore WR Isaiah Johnson caught 15 passes for 292 yards and three touchdowns in the program spring game.

Greg Ward Jr. found Johnson for touchdown passes of 48, 51 and 90 yards. It should be noted that this pyrotechnic receiving display came in a game where wideouts Chance Allen and Ra'Shaad Samples did not participate, allowing the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Johnson more opportunities to impress. Allen and Steven Dunbar sit ahead of Johnson on the depth chart. ESPN ranked him as a three-star recruit for the 2014 cycle.
May 23 - 2:11 PM

Houston senior DE Cameron Malveaux was named to the preseason Lott IMPACT trophy watch list.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder had 33 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, three batted passes and nine quarterback hurries last season. As to the academic and civic sides of his contributions, a key metric in the Lott voting, Malveaux won the Hamshire-Fannett Outstanding Student-Athlete Award in high school.
May 22 - 3:44 PM

Houston board of regents chairman Tilman Fertitta told CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd that he thinks the Cougars should already be in the Big 12.

"I'm kind of disappointed it's not even an automatic -- that they're even considering other schools. Houston's come a long way," Fertitta said. The owner of Landry's restaurant coporation went on to take digs at two other potential future Big 12 schools. "Do you think ... Texas fans are going to get excited about playing ... Connecticut or Cincinnati. or are you going to get more excited about playing Houston?" asked the billionaire.
Source: CBS Sports
May 22 - 1:18 PM

FOX Sports' Stewart Mandel gave Houston around a 10% chance to make the Playoff in 2016.

Mandel offered his percentage for the Cougars on The Audible podcast. In his scenario, Houston would have to win out while Oklahoma and Louisville (two teams on their schedule) would need to have strong seasons outside of the necessary losses to H-Town. All of this talk will fade away almost immediately if Oklahoma defeats HC Tom Herman's crew in the season-opener.
Source: FOX Sports
May 19 - 10:00 PM

Houston HC Tom Herman indicated that senior QB Greg Ward has taken a more active role as a locker room leader this spring.

Herman praised Ward's humility and work ethic, calling him "extremely soft-spoken." He went on to add, "Unfortunately, at a certain point humility's great, but dude you've got to take charge of this team. You're the quarterback, man. He's getting there. Much better this spring than ever before." The 5-foot-11, 185-pound dynamo, himself, acknowledged that vocal leadership remains a work in progress. "It's becoming natural. I'm taking my job seriously, being more vocal and helping the team," he said. The Cougars posted a feisty 13-1 record last season. They won't be sneaking up on anybody in 2016.
May 14 - 4:15 PM


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