Top Notch Corner Getting Closer

Top Notch Corner Getting Closer

This is big news without it really being news if you know what we mean? It will be bigger news in August, before the season starts, but for now we wanted to make your day ...

Tony Howard of Garfield Heights (OH) is the type of shutdown cornerback that every coach dreams of these days. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder can dictate what happens on his side of the field. Howard has excellent cover skills and speed (4.41 forty-yard dash). During his junior season he had 70 tackles, three interceptions, and 10 pass break ups.

Ohio State and Maryland have recently jumped on board with offers. That gives Howard over twenty offers at this time. South Carolina, Maryland, Ohio State, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Boston College, West Virginia, and Vanderbilt are the most notable. Howard spoke to TheInsiders.com about his top two.

"It will be between South Carolina and Maryland. I don't know much about Maryland, but they do have a good football program. I like everything about South Carolina. My cousin (fullback Regis Edgerson) goes there and I would like to join him. They are losing three cornerbacks so I will get a chance to play early."

When will Howard announce his decision?

"I'm still planning to make an announcement in August before the season starts. I'm looking at the climate (weather), early playing time, and if the school has my major Sports Medicine."

As always TheInsiders.com will keep you updated on Tony Howard's status all the way until Signing Day.

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