RECRUITING: St.Thomas QB Maddox Kopp verbally commits to University of Houston

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HOUSTON - The Elite 11 finalist is heading to the University of Houston.

On Tuesday evening, in front of friends and family,Kopp, with the Houston skyline in the backgroun, verbally committed to Cougars. Kopp's final five schools came down to the University of Houston, Ole Miss, Colorado, Tulane and Wyoming.

"Just being able to do this in front of my family and friends was a big deal for me," Kopp said. "Once I knew I wanted to come to Houston, Coach [Rich] McGuire and I decided we wanted to do it up here and get the city in the background."

Kopp's recruitment went wild this summer after he was invited to compete in the Elite 11 finals. Kopp eventually narrowed it down to five. Last season for St. Thomas, Kopp passed for 3,089 yards and 28 touchdowns.