Howard Keeps an Eye on ECU

2016 safety Amir Howard is looking for a breakout season in hopes to grow his official offer list.

Last Friday Amir Howard helped North Marion High (Citra, Fla) to a win over a rival school with ECU coaches watching in the stands. With word from his high school coaches that ECU had asked about him Howard said that he is definitely interested in the Pirates.

The self-proclaimed hall hawk believes that he can fit perfectly into the ECU defense. Howard said that his strengths include his high-powered hitting ability, vision to see the plays and where the ball is going. Howard also said that he watched ECU play Florida and saw the Pirates being go-getters their competitive spirit on the defensive side.

The senior said an offer from ECU would be huge to have a bigger school thrown into the mix. Outside of ECU Howard has been being recruited by a variety of schools and his list continues to grow.

The 5-foot-11, 187-pound defensive back has official offers from Bethune-Cookman, College of Charleston, Charlestown South, Florida A&M, North Carolina Central, Tennessee-Martin and Western Kentucky. Howard also noted he is in contact with Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, ECU, Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Villanova.

“It’s been great getting to know the coaches. This summer I visited some places but it’s been nice to get in contact with coaches. The spring time was crazy but overall it’s been really good.”

The self-proclaimed hall hawk believes he can fit perfectly into the ECU defense. Howard said that his strengths include hitting ability with power, vision to see the ball and plays… Their defense, I’ve seen that they our go getters and they are very competitive is what I noticed.

For the defensive back he said the most important thing when looking for at schools is education and finding a place that he will be able to learn. The second most important factor for Howard is finding a home and feeling comfortable with the coaches and environment around the campus.

Howard plans to visit some schools for games and extend his recruiting past the end of the season to have the chance to look through all of his options. For the senior the recruiting process has gone well but he will continue to look for growth.

“It means a lot,” Howard said. “It means I can further my education first off and foremost and I get to pursue my dream of playing college football.”


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