Before Nebraska (Millwood HS)
Demariyon Houston was a big-play wideout for Coach Darwin Franklin at Oklahoma City’s Millwood High School. Houston was a two-time Class 2A state champion, and he helped Millwood post a 39-game winning streak, the fifth-longest winning streak in 11-man football in Oklahoma history.
Houston had an impressive senior season at Millwood, catching 35 passes for 772 yards and 11 touchdowns, averaging more than 22 yards per reception. Following his senior campaign, Houston was named a first-team All-Oklahoma selection by USA Today in addition to earning all-district, all-class and all-state recognition from the Oklahoma Coaches Association. As a junior in 2017, Houston battled through injuries to catch 20 passes for 534 yards and seven touchdowns to help Millwood to its second straight state title.
Houston was also a standout on the track, winning a combined three Oklahoma 3A titles as a senior. Houston was the champion in the 100 meters (10.72) and the 200 meters (21.67). He was also a member of the state champion 4x200-meter relay team and the runner-up 4x800-meter relay team.
Houston was regarded as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, and he was listed as one of the top 50 wide receivers in the country and top five overall players in Oklahoma in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Originally a Texas commit, Houston only visited Nebraska and Minnesota, but held scholarship offers from dozens of schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, Oregon and Penn State.