Lengthy Defensive End Reggie Howard Signs with Toledo

Even as a virtually unknown junior college product to Rocket fans, Reggie Howard doesn't need an introduction. The lengthy defensive lineman is coming to Toledo ready to work.

At six-foot-five, 270-plus pounds, Fort Scott Community College (Kansas) defensive lineman Reggie Howard certainly has the frame to play Division-I College Football. On Wednesday, he made that dream a reality by signing with Jason Candle and the Toledo Rockets.

"I liked the entire coaching staff and I really liked what I saw," Howard told us.

The Rockets offered Howard in late November to add to an impressive offer sheet containing Bowling GreenColorado StateKentuckyNorthern IllinoisNew Mexico and Marshall.

"The coaches made me feel wanted and they all work like a family and that's everything to me."

Despite going the Junior College route after high school, Howard has become a major collegiate prospect. Originally from Cincinnati, the Ohio roots are something close to his heart. As Howard steps back into his home state to play his final two seasons at Toledo, he'll be ready to go.

"I'm a team player," Howard said on his playing style, "A playmaker. Leader. I can take over a game."

The newest Rocket recorded seven sacks, 60 tackles, 28 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles this season at Fort Scott Community College, allowing him to rise up the Junior College prospect rankings.

When asked if he had a message for Toledo fans, Howard simply said: "2017 MAC Champs."


Howard joins fellow three-star wide receiver, Nick Kovacs as the two signees in the early signing period.

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