Mississauga football standout will play for legendary Notre Dame
Published May 9, 2022 at 11:12 am
A Mississauga football player will be lining up in the future for the most famous college football team of them all…Notre Dame.
Devan Houstan, 18, will join the Fighting Irish after a standout high school career at St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The 6-foot-5, 270 lb defensive lineman was one of the most highly-recruited players headed to college this year having received offers from several top-ranked college program.
One program he did reject was the University of Michigan where his brother Caleb Houstan plays for the men’s basketball team.
Although Houstan started off at St. Marcellinus Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, he transfered to St. James because of his football talent and to prepare him for his career.
“Explosive at snap and covers ground quickly,” 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn wrote in Houstan’s scouting report. “Shows closing speed when moving down hill. Has active hands and shows solid technique with swim and spin moves. Able to sink hips and win leverage battles and combines stack-and-shed ability with re-direction along line of scrimmage … multi-year starter at Top 20 program. Has late round NFL Draft potential with ability to improve upon it.”