June 27, 2006

How committed is Howard?

It's been nearly three months since Orlando (FL) Jones Jerry Howard committed to the Gators, and since then the four-star defensive end has been keeping busy. Not only does Howard play football, but he also helped lead his high school to the 3A basketball state championship last year; a team coached by his father.

"I've been working out and training hard this summer," Howard said. "I started off on AAU, but my Dad wanted me to give it up and focus on football. I will still play for my high school next year."

Just because the 6-foot-4, 240-pound lineman committed to the Gators doesn't mean the interest in him hasn't cooled off. He is hearing from all sorts of schools from the SEC, ACC and Texas was in the picture for a little while.

"Ever since I committed to Florida, it's just brought more to the table," Howard said. "Texas came in and also Florida State, Miami, Auburn Clemson, Boston College - the list goes on and on."

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