Shippensburg's Adam Houser, the school's all-time leading rusher, finally has a college offer

30 October 2018


Adam Houser Sentinel

Shippensburg's Adam Houser could be playing his college ball close to home. (File Photo/The Sentinel)

By Adam Kulikowski:

Seth Grove Stadium and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference may be the next stop for running back Adam Houser when his career at Shippensburg concludes.

The dynamic senior recently received an offer from NCAA Division II Shippensburg University.

Houser shared the news Monday evening on Twitter. The offer from Red Raiders head coach Mark Maciejewski is his first.

“It’s really special for me that I got my first one and it means a lot that it came from Shippensburg University,” Houser said. “Shippensburg University is in my back yard. Football has been a huge part of Shippensburg, both the high school and university. If I were to go to Shippensburg, my whole family can go to games, so that’s huge to be close to home.”

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior etched his name in the record books Friday night against Big Spring as the single-season and all-time rushing leader at Shippensburg High School with 3,702 career yards and 1,779 so far this season. He surpassed Todde Statum’s single-season mark of 1,733 stripes in 2009 and career total of 3,692.

While Houser has made his mark as a running back at the high school level, the Red Raiders coaching staff believes Houser has the ability to suit up on either side of the ball for their program, he said — at running back or as a defensive back.

They aren’t the only program expressing interest in Houser, either, he said. He’s visited Colgate and has been in contact with Albany, Lafayette and other schools in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Shippensburg University (4-5, 2-3 PSAC East) currently sits fourth in the PSAC East division standings.

The Greyhounds (9-1, 5-1 Colonial) host Northeastern Friday night at 7 p.m. in the District 3 Class 5A first round  

Houser by the Numbers: 

2018: 1,779 rushing yards

2017: 564 rushing yards

2016: 1,211 rushing yards

2015:  148 rushing yards