January 25, 2010
Kohlhausen picks up first offer
As Case Keenum enters his final year on Cullen Blvd. for the Houston Cougars, one can't help but take a glimpse to the future of the offense. With Houston bringing in two talented quarterbacks in the 2010 recruiting class, the question is have they found their next signal caller or is the future yet to be discovered?
Houston Lamar quarterback Bram Kohlhausen picked up his first scholarship offer last week from the Houston Cougars and he was very excited to get his first offer under his belt so early.
"It was really touching moment for me when I found out," said the 6-foot-2, 180 pound signal caller. "Coach Phillips came up and told me about the offer and kind of welcomed me. I am really happy to get that out of the way so early in my junior year because I am hoping to make a quick decision before I start my senior year. Maybe in the spring or the summer."
Although Houston was his first offer, Kohlhausen has been seeing his fair share of letters and phone calls from other schools.
"I get letters pretty regularly from Texas A&M, Duke, Arizona, UCLA and a few others," he said. "I also talk pretty regularly with the Arizona, Texas A&M and Duke coaches."
With such a wide range of schools taking a look at the crafty quarterback, Kohlhausen has a clear list of priorities the school he choses must meet.
"Academics is the first thing for me," he said. "I also am going to look at playing time and if their offense fits me."
With the subject turning to offense, Kohlhausen admits he has seen some of Houston's offense and also admits there is some appeal there.
"I've been able to watch them some and it is really appealing for a quarterback in that offense," he said. "There are a lot of chances in that offense to break a lot of records and to be the leader of the team."
Houston Lamar had a good season last year in making the play-offs and winning a game before falling in the second round to Cinco Ranch. Kohlhausen is confident the team can build off of that and continue to get better.
"First and foremost we want to win district next year," said the junior signal caller. "We have not won district outright in like four years so we want to do that. We have a lot of people coming back on the offensive side of the ball for us, we only lost two people there so we should be pretty good. We lost four or five starters off of defense so we'll have some new players coming up and especially at Lamar there are always good players coming up, so it's just about replacing the talent."
When the summer rolls around Kohlhausen plans to hit some camps and help lead Lamar's 7-on-7 team to another state tournament trip.
"I'll probably go to a camp at most of the schools who I am talking seriously with," he said. "Our 7-on-7 team is already working some together outside of school so we can get more comfortable with each other. There are mostly new receivers there so we want to be ready once the tournaments get started."
Kohlhausen was selected to the all-district first team last season for the Redskins, throwing for 1178 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was also selected as his team's offensive MVP at their annual banquet.
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