How did college football’s chaotic coaching carousel affect signing day? Michigan, Texas and others who benefited most

It is nice to be mentioned with the big dogs. Tech and BYU were also mentioned among the 9 schools.

Houston: Wide receiver Matthew Golden is the No. 204 recruit in the country, making him one of the Cougars’ highest-rated signees of the modern recruiting era. In fact, only Ed Oliver and two other players were ranked higher. Houston can thank the coaching change at TCU for putting the 6-foot, 190-pound wideout back on the market.

“Matthew Golden is a phenomenal football player,” coach Dana Holgorsen said. “He had a lot of options to be able to go about where he wanted to here in the last month. Selling him to stay home and represent the city was big. I think the impact that Alton McCaskill had in Year 1, you’ll see the same thing out of Matthew.”

Houston also picked up former SMU receiver commit CJ Nelson and former Oklahoma commit Demetrius Hunter, a four-star lineman that Holgorsen believes has the size and skills to compete for the starting center job right away this spring.