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New UH Coaching Staff Picks Up First Commitment

After being a tad premature last week, I found out Port Arthur Memorial wide receiver Jhajuan Seales has officially committed to the University of Houston. The 6-foot-1 receiver had over 1,200 yards this season and added a pair of return touchdowns in the playoffs to his 12 TD catches.

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Seales is a big target who has good vertical speed and a knack for beating his man. He also possesses good body control in going up for jump balls and made big strides this season at catching the football. He makes the fourth player behind Baylor commits Terrence Singleton and Tre'von Armstead and Arkansas commit Nathan Holmes. That team should have a couple more Division I commits before it's all said and done, but it's nice for Seales to be the next in line.

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He marks the first commit for new Cougars head coach Tony Levine and should be a good pickup moving forward. Seales was a slow starter that was really helped by the long playoff run enjoyed by his team this season. The funny thing is, I had a conversation with Chase Hernandez, a former pitcher for Houston Baptist who worked as an announcer on the Legacy Sports Network this season, about Seales and he though he made a lot of sense for UH.

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That was back in Week 4 of the regular season, but Hernandez sure proved prophetic. A tip of the ol' hat to him for that one.

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My favorite play by Seales this season came in the final game of the season against a bad Baytown Sterling team. It was the beginning of the third quarter, Memorial was already up pretty big, but Singleton stayed in for the first couple of series. On his final play of the game, the QB lofted a pass about 40 yards in the air towards the end zone for Seales, who just ran past his defender and caught the ball in stride for a touchdown. The thing was, it looked effortless for Seales to beat his man deep.

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Runner up for favorite play? Maybe the fourth play of the season against Beaumont Central, when Seales took an 8-yard hitch route 70 yards for a TD. He's got good size, but he's also very athletic and knows how to make guys miss. That's what makes him dangerous in the return game and what makes him a pretty good receiver.

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