Clear Creek athlete commits to baseball, football at UH
Clear Creek senior C.J. McElroy has committed to play baseball and football next year for the University of Houston.
The 5-foot, 10-inch, 185-pound running back/wide receiver was selected to the Texas Class 5A All-State team as an honorable mention on December 16 and is a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year.
McElroy had 972 combined yards and nine touchdowns this season for the Wildcats.
As a Clear Creek outfielder, he batted .319, scored 36 runs and swiped 19 Bases, earning first team all-district honors last season.
McElroy is the son of former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Chuck McElroy, who played 12 seasons for nine MLB teams compiling a career 38-30 record.
He chose Houston over offers from other national powers, including Arizona and Boise State, because Houston afforded him the opportunity to pursue both sports and concentrate on the wide receiver position in football.
McElroy is a 2011 MLB draft prospect and Baseball Beginnings, a national scouting service, has summed him up by stating, "Bat speed with pop, swing can be too long, strong and put together, plus, plus runner."
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