"The NIKE Camp went alright for me," he said. "I was disappointed in my performance though. I felt as if I could have done a lot better."
Howell made up for it with an outstanding performance in front of UM coaches for three days at their summer camp last weekend.
"I won the MVP of the whole camp," he said. "I think I did really well. There were a lot of great players and great linemen at the camp and I think I performed very well. That's what the coaches told me also. It was a great experience. I learned a lot from Greg Mark. He showed me some new techniques that I was able to use right away against some very good players."
Howell pointed out four offensive linemen that he felt were most impressive.
"Andrew Bain, Cyrim Wimbs, and Mario Henderson were all very good," he said. "I knew about them before and all three of them are very good football players. Another player that I was very impressed with is Ryan Harris from [Minnesota]. He had great technique and he was a very good offensive lineman to go up against."
Howell said after meeting with UM coaches following the camp, he's still firmly committed to the Hurricanes.
"I sat down with Larry Coker after the camp and we talked about my commitment," he said. "We also discussed an official visit. He told me to work real hard and they would be staying in touch. I'm still very strong on my commitment to Miami."
Howell, who recently received a passing SAT score of 920, measured at 6-foot-4 ¾ and 297 pounds on Sunday. He said he's unsure whether or not he'll take any other official visits.