Howard Plans On Taking His Time

Darrien Howard is starting to hear from a handful of elite programs, but he says that he is no rush to choose a college.

2013 linebacker Darrien Howard from Chaminade Julienne (OH) High School had a very successful junior season, registering 154 tackles and three interceptions while helping lead his team to a 10-3 record.

Howard's outstanding production has led to him becoming a coveted prospect for the 2013 class. He is currently hearing from coaches at Cincinnati, Ohio State, Kentucky, West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee, and has already picked up his first offer from the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Being an Ohio native, the Cincinnati program is easily accessible to Howard and his family. Howard recently took advantage of the close proximity of the UC campus, as he visited Cincinnati for a bowl practice.

"I just went up last week for their bowl practice," Howard told BearcatInsider. "It was pretty good. It wasn't as intense as normal because they were just walking through and basically just doing preparation."

Howard says that he is still a long way away from making his college decision, but he knows that he will be keeping a close eye on Butch Jones and the Cincinnati program.

"I plan on watching their bowl game in a few days. I also plan on watching the Alabama-LSU game and the Ohio State-Florida game."

Howard's current plan is to wait until the conclusion of his senior season to make his final decision on a school.

"I'd like to make my decision after my senior year. I guess my decision will come down to how I well I adapt to the coaches and how well they adapt to me."

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