Last season Howell sat out a few games with an injury, but was still a productive tackler with games a game of 14 tackles, two games of 11 tackles, one game with 10 tackles. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker was still a factor, though.
"I played well. I had an injury that kept me out a little, but I feel better than ever now," said Howell.
Howell considers his ability to stop the run and play in space as his strengths. He is working now to improve his speed, pass coverage, strength and pass rushing.
It's extremely early for Howell at this point, but he's already hearing from a handful of schools at this point, including Kentucky, Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Duke, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. But Howell is very impressed with Kentucky.
"I went to Kentucky earlier this summer. I'm about to go to Duke, Cincinnati and Vanderbilt later on," he said.
He spoke a little about his camp performance and his talks with a couple of UK coaches.
"I played pretty well. I talked to Coach Chuck Smith for a while. I also talked with Coach Phillips," said Howell. "They were talking about how they were going to come and check me out playing next season."
Howell didn't know much about Kentucky before the camp, but he feels good about what he saw.
"I don't know much about Kentucky. I've seen them play on TV. That camp visit gave me an opportunity to see their stadium in person and all the facilities. The stadium definitely stood out to me. It was very big. I was very impressed with the stadium," he finished.
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