University of Houston football commits help to spark recruiting class

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abc13's David Nuno talks to UH recruits ahead of National Signing Day. (KTRK)

On the heels of one of the most successful football seasons in University of Houston's history, they are on the brink of an incredible recruiting class.

The 2016 class has solid commitments from Westfield five-star defensive tackle, Ed Oliver, and Manvel four-star quarterback, D'Eriq King. Both recruits know there is something special brewing at UH.

"The football program is going up and I have a great relationship with Coach Herman," King said.

Oliver says he can't wait to get to UH.

"It's crazy. I can't wait to get to it. It is going to be fun," he added.

Oliver committed to the University of Houston in May 2015, but King was actually committed to Texas Christian University until December.

"I was picturing myself playing in that offense," King said. "Greg Ward Jr. is a great quarterback, and I think I play similar to him. So I committed on Christmas Eve."

King credits Oliver for committing early and starting this recruiting class the right way.

"Ed started the whole "H-Town Takeover" and he is one of the best in the country," King said. "So us being teammates and the other commits, it's going to be a great deal for UH."

Oliver also gave credit to King for his commitment.

"Seeing that he committed, I give him a little credit too, because big names, make big programs," he said.

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