Wyatt Houston (6-5 220 Jr. QB/LB) , Zach Selland (6-4 175 Jr WR/S), and Taylor Grimmett (5-11 190 RB/SS/K) are what we would call “Barton kids”. Outstanding people first and athletes second. They don’t play in front of thousands of fans every Friday night at 3a Horizon Christian, but that doesn’t matter as they have balled out everywhere they go. Houston and Selland were recently named 1st team all state capping off a good year that saw them go (8-3) and lose to Cascade Christian in the state semi finals.
Houston was an all league WR at West Linn during his freshman season showing he could play with the big boys at a very young age. He feels good about the transfer to Horizon and says, ” I really enjoy the Christian environment, and Coach Crace has been an amazing guy to play for”. This past season Houston threw for 2054 yards with 18 Td’s and 6 Int’s, while rushing for 692 yards and 7 total touchdowns (Max Preps).
He projects as a Tight End at the next level, but enjoys the time he has taking the snaps. It will be important for Houston to show he can play the Tight end position while on the camp circuit this spring and summer. He’s athletic enough to play multiple spots, it will just depend on what level of football he wants to pursue.
His favorite target over his high school career has been Zach Selland. He has become one of the top receivers in the state of Oregon at any level. He has grown a couple inches in the last year and his upside is big due to his size and overall athleticism. Houston says, ” Zach’s a gamer that just keeps getting better, Im lucky to have him”. Selland accounted for 583 all purpose yards and 5 Tds which is only a minor glitch of what he is capable of.
Wyatt’s brother Cole Houston was an outstanding athlete at West Linn H.S. just a few years back and what younger brother doesn’t want to outdo the older one. Its a talented group that also features Taylor Grimmett , another West Linn kid with an absolute boot. Watching him kick a 50+ yard field goal last season confirmed that Taylor’s leg was legit. He may be the best overall kicker in the state of Oregon going into next season. He also managed to account for 730 all purpose yards and 5 Tds on the ground and should be a solid back to lean on next season.
We will be following all three kids over the 2012 season and the Horizon program as a group. Its a class group of kids that could contend for a state title next season.
http://www.hudl.com/athlete/183903/wyatt-houston– Wyatt Houston Highlights