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Danuel House: Rising Hoops Prospect Likes The Longhorns

Hightower High School (Sugar Land, Tex.) 2012 small forward Danuel House has seen his recruiting stock rise over the summer and, in return, has seen plenty of schools becoming more interested in him. One of those schools, Texas, has picked up on his recruitment recently and House says the Longhorns are coming after him hard.
“They’ve offered and recently began talking to me a lot,” said House. “Besides Texas, I’m also hearing from Baylor, Houston, Missouri, Louisville, Cal, Colorado, USC, Vanderbilt and South Carolina quite a bit.”He says one thing he’s become impressed with is how the Texas coaches handle everything.”As far as Texas goes, Coach Lanier and Coach Barnes talk to me the most,” House said. “They’re cool guys who just love the game of basketball. They treat you with a lot of respect, which means a lot to me. They’re just great coaches who have the want to and desire to win. I really like that about them.”House claims that he has no favorites at the moment, but did say that he thinks highly of the Texas basketball program. “I’m looking at my options very closely,” House explained. “I think that Texas is a great school. They do a great job of getting players to the league, which is important. They also play in a competitive basketball conference, the Big 12, and of course it’s close to home.”Does that mean a visit to Austin might be in store? Well, he’s not exactly sure yet, but don’t be surprised if the Longhorns get one.“I’ll be taking some visits,” House said. “I’m not sure where yet exactly, but it will be over the next few months. I just want to see the schools I like most and then figure it out. I’m hoping to commit sometime during my school’s basketball season and finish it up by the early signing period.”As for right now, House is just focusing on getting better as a player. The elite prospect turned in an impressive summer, which made coaches, fans and recruiting services take notice of his talents.“Summer basketball went great,” said House. “I really worked hard to improve over the past few months. Every tournament that I played in this summer, I just tried to test myself to see what I can do, what I can’t do and what I need to do to improve myself and my game. I’ve worked hard on improving my ball handling skills and trying to get bigger and gain more muscle.”House says that he’s honored and grateful just to get to play the game. He can’t believe how much exposure he’s received recently.“It feels really good to get recognized,” House told Inside Texas. “It shows that hard work really does pay off. If you keep working hard, everything will play out in your favor. It’s just a very humbling experience.”