Houston landed a pledge from high three-star running back Kaliq Kokuma (League City, Texas/Clear Creek), according to multiple reports.
Kokuma's other scholarship offers are from Arkansas State, New Mexico State and Wake Forest. Colorado, Louisiana Tech, Maryland, Texas State and UTSA also recruited the 6-foot, 180-pound prospect.
He displayed impressive athleticism this spring at a Nike combine, posting an electronically-timed 4.68 40-yard dash, 4.16 20-yard shuttle, 30.3-inch vertical, 35-foot power throw and 92.67 SPARQ.
Houston, which is making the jump from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference (formerly Big East), has 13 players on board for 2014.