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Westwood’s Fenimore, Hendrickson’s Martin commit to Houston

By Danny Davis - American-Statesman Staff

Two District 16-5A foes will soon become teammates.

Westwood High School quarterback Bear Fenimore and Hendrickson wide receiver Latrell Martin announced over the weekend that they have both given commitments to the University of Houston. The two players will be seniors this fall, but Fenimore said that the rivals have embraced the idea of playing on the same offense.

“I told him about the offer a few days ago, and he told me, ‘If you commit, I commit,’ ” Fenimore said. “We both want to win our district championship. It’s going to be a fun matchup” on Oct. 11.

Fenimore, who missed two games during the 2012 season with an injury and was rested in Westwood’s regular-season finale, still threw for nearly 1,700 yards last fall. With Fenimore at quarterback, the Warriors reached the postseason’s third round for the first time.

The 6-foot-2-inch, 218-pound Fenimore also received scholarship offers from Colorado State and Illinois. But it was Houston’s recent run with quarterbacks such as Case Keenum and Kevin Kolb that attracted him to the Cougars.

“When I think of Houston, I think of great quarterback history,” Fenimore said. “It’s just on and on with great tradition.”

Playing in Hendrickson’s run-heavy offense, Martin had 37 receptions in 2012, and he hauled in three touchdown passes. He was a second-team honoree on the 16-5A all-district team.

Martin, who is 6-2, reportedly received another scholarship offer from Texas State.

The Austin area has five athletes from the Class of 2014 who have pledged to collegiate football programs. Round Rock offensive lineman Robert Castaneda (Kansas State), Hendrickson running back Samaje Perine (Oklahoma) and Lake Travis running back Shaun Nixon (Texas A&M) have also announced their college plans.

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