January 30, 2012

Houston Gets Their Quarterback

The Houston Cougars have been looking for a quarterback to round out their class since the new staff decided to head in a different direction from once committed signal caller Austin Grammer. On the final weekend they hosted and landed the commitment of San Antonio Warren quarterback Rex Dausin.

"I was at the University of Houston this weekend on an official visit," said the 6-foot-3, 175 pound Dausin. "They offered me a scholarship and I committed to them, so I will be signing with them Wednesday. Coach Nesbit called me last Friday and said he had been watching a lot of tape on me and they liked what they saw and he actually offered me before I came in for the visit. I couldn't pass that opportunity up."

Dausin enjoyed his time at the school over the weekend and is excited about the situation Houston is in moving forward.

"The visit was great," he said. "It's a step up to the highest level as far as I am concerned. They have a lot of things happening right now and they are moving to the Big East. They have really stepped up their game. I got to meet their coaching staff, they were great, coach Levine is real nice."

Dausin put up some impressive numbers in his senior year at Warren running a spread offense he thinks will help with his transition.

"Being a spread quarterback in high school and throwing the ball a lot I don't think it will be anything too strange to me," said the Rivals two-star recruit. "We ran a lot of four receiver sets and some empty backfield stuff so it is very similar."

"I really think their offense fits me well," Dausin added. "It has been such a blessing. There are some big shoes to fill going in for the next guy after Case (Keenum) but it is a great system."

Dausin said the recruiting process was frustrating at times but in the end he is pleased with the way it all worked out.

"Recruiting was really up and down for me," he said. "It has been a little disappointing at times when I wasn't getting any looks. I committed to Sam Houston before the year and was talking to a few schools throughout the year. Southern Miss was one school I was talking to for a while and they ended up getting a commitment from another quarterback. I guess everything works out for a reason though and it all worked out at the right time."

There is a common stereotype that gets associated with coaches children who play for their fathers. Dausin is one of those "coaches kids" but feels that it has made him push himself even more.

"Honestly it has helped me a bunch," he said of playing for his dad. "I don't think I would have been the player I am today if it weren't for him. He stays on me when things are wrong and is supportive when things are right. It makes me want to be that much better. Everybody has their eyes on you because you are the coach's son. They expect you to be a leader of the team."

Dausin is staying in shape now that the off-season is here as he finishes his senior year he finds multiple sports that help him stay in shape and improve his skill set.

"I workout with the track in the offseason but I don't really do a lot of their track meets," he said. "I play tennis and do a lot of tennis tournaments so I can't do the track meets too. It really helps me work on me feet and helps me stay mobile and keep my feet quick."

Dausin was voted the district 27-5A offensive MVP in his final season at Warren while throwing for 3,310 yards with 34 touchdown passes. He also rushed for 564 yards and 15 more scores. He was a two time first team all-district selection and was second team all-area as a senior.

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