El Dorado (Kans.) Butler County C.C. offensive tackle Tyler Howell is bringing a lot of attention to campus. The 6-foot-8 and 300-pound Howell says that neither the team's season nor his have gone to plan.
"The season is not going how we expected," Howell said. We are 5-3 and we shouldn't have lost those games we did. I dislocated my knee the second play of the season. I was out five weeks and I am back now."
Howell has that frame you dream of in a book-end tackle. He says that his biggest strength is pass blocking -- which you can tell from his film -- but he also says that he's comfortable run blocking too.
"I would say pass blocking is my biggest strength. Even being as tall as I am it's my strength because I am a knee bender. I am definitely comfortable run blocking as well. I am good doing it all.
Howell hasn't taken any trips yet, but they are coming up. He has two planned at the moment and more could follow. Howell is taking his time a little bit based on his graduation date.
"I haven't taken any official visits yet. I am going to Ohio State for the Michigan game and to Arkansas when they play LSU. I am keeping my options open since I graduate in May. I will have three years to play two.
Nebraska has definitely been more interested in Howell as of late. He says that he has been communicating directly with the position coach and says that the Huskers stand out on the list of schools that he has recruiting him.
"Recruiting is picking up lately from Nebraska," Howell said. "Coach John Garrison is the coach that has been recruiting me. They are messaging me over social media. They are a stand out program to me and they are definitely up there on my list."