"They looked really good in the first half," said Howard. "You can really see the talent."
Howard may be a tight end, but it was the play on the other side of the ball that impressed him most.
"The defense. They have a really good defense."
The game certainly did not go well for the Longhorns, but excepting the 24-7 loss, Howard had a great visit to Austin.
"There's just a lot of nice people," said Howard. "Everyone."
During his visit, Howard talked with tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Bruce Chambers, who was primarily responsible for Howard's recruitment from the get go, and defensive ends coach Oscar Giles. Howard also had a chance to get to talk with and get to know some of his future teammates. He spent most of his time with Springdale, AR tight end Zack Pianalto and South Grand Prairie offensive tackle Tray Allen.
"I talked mostly with Tray, Zack and, of course, (Brenham teammate) Brandon Collins."
It seems every single time I ask one of the '07 recruits who they've talked to, the name Tray Allen always comes up. Allen has been the central hub of communication for the recruits and has done an amazing job making sure everyone is on the same page. It's probably safe to say he can develop into an important leader for the Longhorns down the road.