Texas DE coach Oscar Giles was the point man in Howard's recruitment, but he also talked extensively with TE coach (and Recruiting Coordinator) Bruce Chambers.
"They were really happy that I committed," Howard said. "They liked me and wanted me to commit."
"I'm done," Howard said. "I'm not interested in visiting anywhere else."
Howard, who is considered a 'complete', Texas-prototype tight end because of his athleticism and ability to both catch and block, also said he is ready for the move from small town Brenham (pop. 13,507) to big city Austin (pop. 656,562).
"Its the state capital, theres lot of people, lots of attention, but Im ready," said Howard. "I guess what Ill miss most is the ice cream."
Howards verbal commitment, along with the February signing of high school senior tight ends Britt Mitchell and Greg Smith, continues to reinforce a position vacated by the graduation of David Thomas. Redshirt freshman Jermichael Finley and senior Neale Tweedie are expected to compete for the starting tight end job this fall.
With Howard's verbal the Horns are probably full up at the tight end position in this class.
Note: Aaron Johnson contributed to this report.