Westlake (Calif.) four-star receiver Theo Howard (6-1, 175), is closing in on 20 offers.
“Duke and Tennessee have been talking to me a lot lately and I think they could be closest to offering me,” said Howard.
Three Pac-12 schools and a Big 12 school have been the most active with Howard.
Howard has offers from Arizona State, Boise State, California, Colorado, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, San Diego State, TCU, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington State but plans to whittle his list down a bit in the coming months.
“I don’t have a time frame to announce, but it will be before the school year,” said Howard. “And before summer, I’ll narrow it down to a top five or top ten.”
Howard has visited both of the local schools, going to UCLA during the summer for an unofficial and then taking in USC’s Junior Day last month.
“Coach Tee (Martin), Coach (Clay) Helton and Coach Tui (Marques Tuiasosopo) are recruiting me at USC,” said Howard. “I spent a lot of time with them at Junior Day and had a real good time.”
UCLA offered back in the fall and he’s talking with them regularly too.
“Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber), Coach (Taylor) Mazzone and Coach (Angus) McClure are recruiting me for UCLA and I have a real good relationship with them,” said Howard.
Howard said he plans to get back to UCLA to visit unofficially in the weeks ahead.
In the meantime, he’s prepping for the offseason.
“I’m playing 7v7 with the Frat Boyz and then I’m doing the Nike Camp in Los Angeles,” said Howard.
Academically, Howard has a 3.0 and will take the SAT and the ACT this spring.