Howard was in attendance for Miami’s spring game Friday night following an intense recruiting push from the Hurricanes this spring. The No. 7 cornerback in the class is also hearing from Florida and Florida State, but Miami is well on his radar. He also visited the Hurricanes the first weekend in April.
“Miami’s talking to me more than what they used to,” Howard told CaneSport. “They’re trying to get me here. They’re trying to get me to come here, stay at the crib and everything. It’s lovely. I would love to stay here, but we’re gonna need to see what happens.”
Howard said Miami is “recruiting me great” and making him feel essential, but he wants to see how the recruiting process plays out before he throws the Canes to the top of his radar. He wants to get a better feel for the program and see how the rest of Miami’s class shapes up as well. Michigan State is also making the effort to keep Howard committed.
The Canes are telling him they want him no matter what.
“They tell me they would love to coach me,” Howard said. “They tell me I’m a long guy. I’m an NFL corner-type guy already.”
Miami’s next step is bringing Howard to campus, which they have repeatedly emphasized to the four-star. He plans on visiting Coral Gables this summer for either an unofficial or official visit but hasn’t scheduled anything. He said he’s currently focused on his high school track season.
Howard said he feels his recruitment is “pretty open” and doesn’t feel a top group of schools has emerged.
“(Miami) wants me to come, so I’ll come back and check it out,” Howard said. “It ain’t too far, so I’ll take that little drive.”
Howard has become increasingly more willing to discuss schools other than Michigan State as the spring has gone on, which is likely an indicator of where things sit with the Spartans.
Expect Howard to take things slow this summer as he feels things out in his recruitment. There is no clear timeline for the four-star given his current commitment to Michigan State, but he has undoubtedly become a name for Miami fans to keep an eye out. A Miami visit this summer would potentially make at least three visits to the program in three months.