HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) – Former Katy Tigers running back Kyle Porter is departing the University of Texas football program for the University of Houston.
The announcment was made by UH on Wednesday afternoon.
Porter will have two years of eligibility remaining begining wiht the 2019 football season.
Porter arrives in Houston after spending the last three seasons at Texas and is the 22nd of 25 allowed spots in the 2019 signing class.
The accomplishments of Kyle Porter | RB | 5-11 | 215 | Katy High School
Played in 27 career games with three starts at Texas
Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team in 2017 and 2018
Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie team in 2016-17
Three-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (fall 2016; spring 2017, spring 2018)
All-American as well as All-State and three-time All-District honoree at Katy High School, helping lead the program to four straight state title games, winning in 2012 and 2015
Participated in the 2016 U.S. Army All-America Bowl
Named first-team 6A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association and honorable mention by the Associated Press in 2015
Earned first-team 6A Academic All-State honors
Chosen to the All-USA Texas Second Team by USA Today
Named one of the top two running backs in Texas, honorable mention Super Team and to “2016 Texas’ Best” by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football
Unanimous first-team All-District 19-6A
Selected second-team All-Greater Houston and ranked in the Top 100 by the Houston Chronicle
Placed No. 39 in the Austin American-Statesman’s Fab 55
Picked a Top 50 prospect in Texas by the Waco Tribune
Rated No. 229 overall player nationally by ESPN
Ranked 7 RB and No. 32 overall in Texas by Rivals
Rated No. 3 RB in Texas by Scout
Rushed for 1,938 yards and 36 touchdowns on 235 attempts as a senior
Totaled 188 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries to earn Offensive MVP honors of the state title game against Lake Travis
Helped Katy to a 16-0 record in 2015
Tabbed first-team All-District 19-6A as both a running back and an all-purpose player in 2014
Rushed for 1,051 yards and 16 touchdowns on 149 carries, while catching 24 passes for 299 yards and five touchdowns as a junior
Helped Katy to a 14-2 overall record, including a 7-0 district mark and championship, and an appearance in the 6A Division II title game, losing by just three points to Cedar Hill in 2014
Selected to the MaxPreps Sophomore All-America Second Team in 2013
Named Co-Newcomer of the Year in District 19-5A and second-team All-District
Rushed for 1,914 yards and 23 touchdowns on 259 attempts despite sharing carries as a sophomore
Registered nine 100-yard games and two 200-yard efforts
Helped Katy to a 15-1 overall record, including a 7-0 district mark and championship, and an appearance in the 5A Division II title game, losing to Cedar Hill by 10 points in 2013
Helped Katy to a 16-0 record and a 5A Division II State Championship in 2012
Played basketball and competed in track and field (100m, 200m, 4x200m) at Katy
Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2017).