Sam Howell (© Michael Clark/Scout)

ACC and Big Ten programs pursuing 2019 QB Sam Howell

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Sophomore Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley quarterback Sam Howell performed very well at the Under Armour All-America Camp Atlanta and spoke with Scout about his recruitment.

Through two seasons of high school football, Sam Howell has thrown for nearly 7,000 yards and 73 touchdowns.

Maryland became the first school to offer last December.

"It meant a lot to get my first offer," said the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Howell. "That's something I've been working for my whole life, so it was a relief.

'I'm actually visiting this weekend. It will first time there and I'm looking forward to the trip. I want to see how (quarterbacks/offensive coordinator) coach (Walt) Bell coaches. I like him a lot and like I said, it means a lot that he was first to offer. I have a lot of respect for him.

"Hopefully, I'll be able to speak with coach (D.J.) Durkin, too, and just get to know him. I know he's doing a great job and has had a lot of success.  I've also heard a lot about their campus, so it will be cool to see."

His last visit was to Duke a few weeks ago.

"It's a unique place and I like it a lot," Howell said. "I enjoyed watching them practice and was really impressed with the quarterbacks. You can tell their well-coached.

"Coach (David) Cutcliffe is a great person. He's obviously known for developing quarterbacks, too, and can help you get to the next level.. He told me to keep doing what I'm doing and stay humble. An offer from Duke would definitely mean a lot, especially because of coach Cutcliffe."

Besides the aforementioned schools, North CarolinaNC State are also South Carolina recruiting Howell.

As for other visits this spring, Howell mentioned NC State, South Carolina and a return trip to Duke as possibilities.

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