Defensive tackle Marrick Charles (Destrehan, La.), a 6-foot-2, 315-pound three-star prospect, has given Houston his pledge, according to multiple sources.
Arkansas, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech and Southern Miss also offered. Other programs including Alabama and Texas A&M showed interest.
Charles is the third highest-rated 2012 commitment for the Cougars according to ESPNU.