Auburn commitment visits Clemson

This current commitment to Auburn was on hand to witness Clemson's 13-point win over Virginia Saturday. And he's planning on coming back for an official visit as well after what he saw Saturday. Check out what this running back had to say about his trip and where else he's headed right here.

D.J. Howard, three-star safety from Lincoln, Ala., is committed to Auburn, however he is now also planning to take other official visits.

And he was also in Clemson on Saturday.

"I went up to Clemson for their game this weekend," said D.J. Howard. "It was just an unofficial visit. It was real good. I liked it a lot up there. I thought Clemson did real good in their game. I had never been up there for a game before. It was crazy. The stadium was rocking.

"I spoke to coach Swinney and coach Powell. They were telling me they want me to come up there and run the ball. They said 100-percent they want me to run the ball. I think it's a real good opportunity for me. I plan on going back for an official visit."

A new group of Tigers have captured Howard's attention.

"What got me most is they play four running backs," Howard said. "I actually saw five playing on the field Saturday night. That really stands out to me about Clemson. They are also just recruiting me as a running back. Not as an athlete."

Howard has an official visit scheduled to Kentucky and has been impressed with the Wildcats.

"I am going to Kentucky December 10," he said. "They have been doing real good this year especially the last few games. There is just something about them I am interested in. I have been talking to coach Thurmond. He is a cool guy and real easy to talk to."

Howard will travel to Auburn this Friday when the Tigers host Alabama.

"I am going to the Iron Bowl," he said. "It's going to be a good one. I can't wait to see how they do. I am still committed to Auburn, but I am going to take all of my visits. Auburn has had their ups-and-downs this season, but they are doing good."

Auburn has done real well in recruiting for the month of November picking up two out-of-state commitments including five-star running back Michael Dyer.

"Right now Auburn is telling me I will have a shot at running back," Howard said. "They have said I will definitely play on special teams. They want to sign me as an athlete right now. That's the one thing that kind of concerns me." Top Stories