Howard adds offers

Class of 2015 prospect Franklin Howard is quickly becoming one of the most heavily recruited prospects on the East Coast.

As a freshman at Washington (DC) Gonzaga Franklin Howard showed flashes of how good he could be. This summer with Team Takeover he showed more than flashes, he was at times dominant. Now the wing is becoming one of the more heavily recruited prospects in the country.

At 6-foot-2 with good athleticism and a nice understanding of the game, Howard was one of the key pieces for the Team Takeover 15-and under squad that had an excellent summer on the AAU circuit.

"This summer was great," said Howard. "I think I played really well and we won a couple of championships. We didn't win as much as we wanted to, but I picked up a few more offers and it was just a great summer."

After playing a limited role last year at Gonzaga, Howard will attend Fairfax (Va.) Paul VI for the rest of his college career, and he is looking forward to the new opportunity.

"I am very excited," Howard explained of the transfer. "I get to play with my AAU teammates Kevin Dorsey and Marcus Derrickson, and then even Stanford Robinson from the older team. I am very excited."

Numerous schools will be making their way to Paul VI during the fall in order to keep showing Howard he is a top priority recruit.

"My offers are Ohio State, Miami, Virginia Tech, Seton Hall, Villanova, and Georgetown," he said. "I am getting interest from Syracuse, Kansas, Indiana, and North Carolina State."

The offer from Ohio State is one that came over the summer, and Howard was definitely happy to get it.

"It was great I was very excited," said Howard of the Buckeye offer. "My AAU coaches told me and when I found out I couldn't stop smiling."

When it comes to the local school, Georgetown, Howard said he got his offer while on an unofficial visit to the school.

"Getting offered by Georgetown was great," said Howard. "I was on campus when they offered so I got to share the joy with the coaches and players there."

For now Howard is taking things slowly and isn't too focused on his recruitment, but he does know what he will be looking for in a school.

"I am looking for a school that will set me for life academically," said Howard. "After that I want to go to a place that will get me better as a basketball player and teach me everything I need to know."


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