There aren't many prospects that come out of high school with the upside of O.J. Howard. Size, strength, speed, hands, route-running and athleticism are already through the roof for the No. 1 tight end prospect in the class of 2013.
But with a seemingly vacant position now that Michael Williams is testing his luck with the NFL pre-draft process, the 6-foot-6, 230-pounder graduated high school early to get a jump on the competition.
Despite not much drama surrounding his recruitment, especially on national signing day considering he has been enrolled since January, Howard is still creating buzz as one of the most important members of Alabama's star-studded class of 2013.
The freshman spoke to BamaMag.com as well as other reporters earlier this week, and our cameras were rolling as he touched on his adjustment to college life and the pickup of his good buddy Dee Liner for Alabama.