Howard talks recent big offers

Westlake Village (Calif.) wide receiver Theo Howard discusses he recent offers from Oregon and Oklahoma, as well as where he plans on visiting during the offseason.

Four-star Westlake Village (Calif.) wide receiver Theo Howard continues to see his stock soar this winter. Armed with several offers from the likes of UCLA USC, Michigan, and Texas A&M among several others, he picked up another big one on Tuesday from Oklahoma.

“I’ve always been interested in Oklahoma and how they play and the tradition there,” Howard said of the offer. “I’ve just never been able to get in contact with them and now I did, and they offered."

Oklahoma joins Boise State and Kansas as programs that have offered Howard this month alone. He also picked up a big offer from Oregon offer at the end of January from wide receivers coach Matt Lubick, who established a relationship with Howard back at the beginning of his junior season.

“Oregon has always been one of my favorite schools,” he said. “They’re definitely one of the top schools right now and it definitely is a big significance to me.”

Howard said that he hasn’t been told whether Lubick and head coach Mark Helfrich, who spoke one-on-one with the 6-foot-1, 175-pound receiver before giving the go-ahead to extend the offer, want him as a slot receiver or on the outside, but the Ducks view him as a great prospect from an all-around perspective.

In turn, Howard thinks he can help Oregon if he ends up there, whether that’s on the outside, where he’s more comfortable right now, or in the slot.

“I just really like how Oregon plays and how they’re fast-paced,” Howard said. “They like to throw the ball a lot and they have a good running game. I just really believe in Oregon and their program.”

Howard is planning on tripping to Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, TCU, Texas A&M and possibly Alabama. He said that USC is the school coming at him the hardest at the moment, and that a few programs are sticking out to him.

“Schools sticking out are like USC, Oregon, TCU, Oklahoma and UCLA,” he said.

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