"It was real fun," the 6-0, 190 Howard says. "I had a chance to talk to the running back coach (Curtis Luper) and Coach Chizik. I learned a lot about Auburn and had a real good time.
"They told me to work hard and get better and stronger," he adds. "They told me to stay in the books and become a better person. We didn't talk about an offer yet, but they said they liked my film a lot and how I run. They are real interested."
Meeting with Luper and using the visit to get a better feel for Auburn's coaching staff, Howard says that the Tigers made a move up his list after Saturday's time spent on the Plains.
"It was real good," Howard says. "It made me that much more interested in Auburn. At first I didn't know that much about them. I wasn't sure if I wanted to come, but now there's a big possibility I'll come play."
Something else in Auburn's favor is the offense being installed by Gus Malzahn and the Tigers. Spreading the field, up-tempo, but with a strong emphasis on running the ball, Howard says it has everything a back is looking for in an offensive system.
"I didn't get a chance to talk to him, but in a meeting he said they were going to get the running backs the ball," Howard says. "They play a big role in what he's doing. That sounds good. The offense is real exciting. It's going to give the running backs to do what they do best."
A breakaway threat at the running back position, Howard has been clocked under 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and has a personal-best time of 10.8 seconds in the 100 meters. That speed has schools from all over taking a long look at the speedster.