Katin Houser

  • Pos QB
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 230

Prospect Info

East Carolina Pirates

  • Jersey #4
  • Class R-SO

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H.S. Athletic Background

CAREER NOTES: Played in 12 career games for the Spartans (one in 2022, 11 in 2023) . . . was 113-of-193 passing (.585) for 1,132 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions.

2023 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Started the last seven games of the season at quarterback and played in 11 games overall . . . was 112-of-191 passing (.586) for 1,130 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions . . . averaged 102.7 passing yards per game . . . led the Spartans in passing yards, completions and attempts . . . tied for team lead with six touchdown passes . . . recorded a 2-5 record as the team’s starting quarterback, including wins over Nebraska (Nov. 4) and Indiana (Nov. 18) . . . was 11-of-19 passing for 87 yards and in interception vs. Penn State at Ford Field . . . named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for career-best outing at Indiana . . . garnered Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades for performance at Indiana, finishing with a career-best 279 passing yards while completing 25-of-39 throws for three touchdowns . . . connected with Maliq Carr with a 17-yard TD pass on MSU’s opening drive in the game and added a 29-yard TD to Montorie Foster Jr. in the second quarter, before leading game-winning drive and capping it by hitting Carr again, with a career-long 36-yard pass-catch-and-run scoring play with just 1:19 left on the clock for the game-winning score . . . made fifth straight start in opening game at Ohio State at signal caller, finishing 12-of-24 passing for 92 yards with a long of 20 yards, adding seven rushes for 6 yards . . . made fourth start in a row and second home start by opening Nebraska game at signal-caller, ending 13-of-20 for a .650 percentage, throwing for 165 yards with one TD, an 11-yard TD pass for Christian Fitzpatrick’s first career TD catch, adding 10 rushes for 13 yards . . . started third straight game with start at Minnesota and finished 12-of-22 passing for 117 yards . . . made first home start in Michigan game, going 12-for-22 for 101 yards with one INT and a long of 21 yards, adding four rushing attempts . . . made the first start of Spartan career in Rutgers game and completed first four passes on the way to finishing the day 18-of-29 passing for 133 yards and two touchdowns . . . threw his first career TD pass on MSU’s opening drive at Rutgers with a 13-yard scoring pass to senior wide receiver Montorie Foster Jr. . . . also rushed for a 12-yard rushing TD in the second quarter as part of eight carries for 21 yards . . . the rushing score was second rushing TD of the season, joining a 4-yard run vs. Washington (9/16/23) . . . saw action as backup in Maryland game, going 6-for-10 for 75 yards passing with one INT . . . was 2-for-4 for 72 yards in Washington game, hitting Christian Fitzpatrick for a 61-yard pass, setting up TD as he darted and dove into the end zone for first TD of MSU career . . . was 1-for-1 passing for 11 yards in Richmond game . . . was 0-for-1 in season opener vs. Central Michigan.

2022 SEASON: Played six offensive snaps in Week 2 win over Akron in his only appearance of the season, preserving his redshirt year . . . completed 1-of-2 passes for 2 yards and ran 13 yards for a first down in his fourth quarter action against the Zips . . . enrolled in January 2022 at Michigan State and participated in spring practice.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus four-star prospect (Rivals.com, ESPN.com, 247Sports, On3) . . . ranked one of the top overall players in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 140), 247Sports (No. 212) and On3 (No. 251) in the Class of 2022 . . . rated one of the best quarterback prospects in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 11, pro style), 247Sports (No. 12), On3 (No. 15) and ESPN.com (No. 18, pocket passer) . . . participated in the finals of the Elite 11 quarterback competition . . . listed among the best overall prospects in the state of California by Rivals.com (No. 9), On 3 (No. 18), 247Sports (No. 18) and ESPN (No. 25) . . . completed 65 percent of his passes (92-of-142) for 1,408 yards and 12 touchdowns against just two interceptions in his first 11 games of the season while sharing time at quarterback for the Braves with Pierce Clarkson, who is now at Louisville . . . helped St. John Bosco to a 10-2 overall record and a No. 7 national ranking by MaxPreps . . . was 7-of-11 passing for 129 yards and one TD in win over Servite on Oct. 29 . . . completed 13-of-18 throws for 189 yards and three TDs in win over Orange Lutheran on Oct. 15 . . . was 7-of-11 passing for 156 yards and one TD vs. top-ranked Mater Dei on Oct. 1 . . . was 11-of-15 for 161 yards and two TDs in victory against Oscar Smith on Sept. 17 . . . threw for 197 yards and one TD on 11-of-15 passing in win over Alemany on Aug. 27 . . . was 41-of-65 passing for 643 yards and seven touchdowns in just six games due to a COVID-shortened junior season that was played in the spring of 2021 . . . transferred to St. John Bosco in California for his final two seasons after playing at Liberty High School in Nevada . . . was a member of the 2019 state championship team at Liberty High School, completing 7-of-11 passes for 150 yards and one TD in four games as a sophomore . . . also played two games as a freshman on varsity at Liberty in 2018 . . . son of John and Erica Houser . . . kinesiology major.


  • John Houser Grandfather

    Two-time all-WAC offensive guard and AP All-America honorable mention at Arizona State.

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