Jerry Howard

Howard not afraid of hard work

Rock Hill, South Carolina running back Jerry Howard gave his verbal commit to Georgia Tech in November. This weekend Howard took his official visit to Tech and moved a step closer to fulfilling his dream of playing major college ball.

Jerry made the trip down to Atlanta with his mom and grandfather. “They had a blast.” Jerry’s mom loved the city and the chance for her son to get a degree from Tech. Howard will be deciding between business school and being a bio-medical engineer. “I’m not afraid of hard work on the field or in the classroom.”  

Tech B Back Dedrick Mills hosted Howard on the visit. The two talked about the bowl game and Mills getting so many carries. “He was tired after the game but it was a good tired.” Howard also liked how Mills sold the dive when he didn’t have the ball. “I like that. I don’t mind taking the punishment.”

Friday night Jerry hung out with the players and recruits. Saturday, he toured the school and football facilities. “I was impressed with how nice the campus was within the city.” Sunday Howard met with Coach Paul Johnson. “He talked about what he expects from me and what he can do for me as a coach. I realized then that he is a coach that truly cares for his players."

A Backs Coach Lamar Owens also met with Jerry. Tech will be looking at Howard for both the A Back and B Back positions. “They have been looking for a player in the Anthony Allen mold and they feel that I’m that player.”

The Swilling brothers, Michael Smith, and Antwan Owens were a few of the official visitors that Jerry got to know on the visit. “I liked hearing why the others committed to Georgia Tech. It made me feel like my decision was even better than I thought. "

Jerry felt that both Smith and Owens had a great time on their visits. “I wouldn't be surprised if they committed to Georgia Tech. They had such a good time."

Next for Jerry will be a signing day ceremony at his school. “This will be my time to do something my family can be proud of. It will be something that I’ll cherish.”

At the present time Jerry is wrestling in the 220 weight class. He currently weighs 210. When the season is over, Jerry will run track in the 100 and 200 meter events as well as the 4x1. Top Stories