Camp Alumnus Pops Up On The Radar

Princeton, N.J., native Kenneth Howard had previously reported written scholarship offers from Cincinnati and North Carolina State and picked up two more over the past several weeks. Howard recently made camp stops at four schools as well and talked about his current recruiting picture with us.

Upon first watching Kenneth Howard on film one of the first players to come to mind in comparison was P.J. Hill, so it is no surprise to learn that Wisconsin is among four of the schools that have yet to offer the 5-foot-11, 210-pound running back, but are pursuing him with vigor. Maryland, Syracuse and North Carolina are also after Howard right now and after receiving two more offers from Akron and Marshall, Howard made four camp stops over the past several weeks.

"Right now I have four offers from Cincinnati, North Carolina State, Akron and Marshall," Howard explained. "I am waiting to hear back from Maryland, Syracuse, Wisconsin and North Carolina as they have all indicated that a scholarship could be close for me right now. Duke has also been recruiting me and was one of the schools I camped at recently."

North Carolina State - "There were about 700 players down there and the coaching staff spent some individual time with me and treated me really well while I was on campus. I really loved it down there and get along well with the coaching staff. I already knew them when they were at Boston College, so when they made the switch it really meant nothing more then a change in area code to me. The camp itself was a lot of fun because we did a lot of seven-on-seven drills and the facilities and campus are both really nice. At one point they took a group of recruits aside and moved us to the stadium to work out privately which was really cool. When they did that one of the coaches went and asked my mother to join them, so she sat in the stands and watched us work out while the coach talked with her about the school. I think that made a big difference to her as she likes North Carolina State a lot right now and I thought it was cool they would do that."

Maryland - "I was at Maryland for camp on Tuesday and did really well running the ball, but also showed that I had the ability to be a great blocker which I think is a big part of playing running back at the next level. It was my second time at Maryland and I like it there a lot because it is close to home, they have a cool coaching staff and my relationship with Coach John Donovan is a very good one. He told me the coaching staff was going to have a meeting to go over all the players that were at camp and would get back to me as soon as possible to let me know if I have a scholarship offer from Maryland."

North Carolina - "I loved it down there because the campus is really nice and Coach Butch Davis and the rest of the coaching staff did a great job bringing in a ton of talent from around the country and putting together a great camp. Their running backs coach is brand new and had not seen my film before, so as it was the first time they got to see me move he told me they would be in contact to let me know what they thought about me in terms of being a scholarship player."

Duke - "The coaching staff, campus and academics are all excellent at Duke, but the competition at their camp was not close to the others I was at. I'm not being disrespectful saying that, but simply stating fact. I know that Duke is a fine school and I did not do as well as I would have liked on my first attempt at the SAT test, so I will re-take them in September and if they are up to par with the Duke standard the coaching staff said I will definitely have an offer."

As a junior at The Hun School, Howard rushed for 1,041 yards and 14 touchdowns earning himself first-team All-League, All-Area and All-State Prep honors.

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