"Michigan State, Wisconsin, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Maryland Syracuse and Pittsburgh are the schools I'm looking at.
"I don't have any official visits set up yet. I'll probably start to do that this week."
Howard, a 6-foot-6, 290-pounder from Aberdeen (NJ) Matawan Regional is a four-year varsity starter. He played defensive end as a freshman and was moved inside and has played defensive tackle since his sophomore year.
Howard had 60 tackles, 10 sacks, six tackles for loss, four caused fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2002. He was named all-district as a junior.