Howard is a big-time wideout

A big, physical JC wideout that already has the attention of schools from across the country is College of the Sequoias WR Jamar Howard (6-3, 215). He's already got nine offers to his name and more could be on the way. caught up with the gifted receiver and he updated us on his offseason as well as what took him from the midwest to the west coast.

"I had offers from a lot of schools, but I was ready to sign with Minnesota out of high school," Howard, who prepped at Cincinnati Withrow High School, told recently. "When that didn't work out, I actually ended up at Cincinnati, but after I practiced for a couple weeks and I was in the starting lineup, I was declared ineligible to play so I ended up coming out to COS because the Michigan State coaches who were the Cincinnati coaches back then said I should come out here because of the coaches and the program."

Howard was a standout for the Giants in 2007, posting 47 receptions for 781 yards and six touchdowns.

After relying on raw ability, Howard said he's been working hard on his quickness and getting in and out of his breaks quickly on his routes.

"I've been doing speed ladders and quick, explosive movements trying to get better at running my routes to get separation," Howard said. "I can go deep and I can run the post well because of my size, but I want to get more separation and use my speed (4.45) a little more."

On the recruiting front, Howard already has 11 offers from schools across the country.

"Michigan State, Cincinnati, Memphis, California, Arizona State, Arizona, Florida State, Louisville, Indiana, Purdue and Illinois are the offers right now," Howard said. "Texas Tech and Kentucky have also been talking to me a little bit.

"Honestly, I really like Michigan State a lot and I would really like to go there because I already have a relationship with the coaches there.

"I'm going to take my trips though. I'm going to the Cal/Michigan State game and I'm going to go to the Memphis/Louisville game and I'll probably take a trip to Illinois, but MSU is the school I'm feeling right now."

Howard has been hard at work in the classroom since arriving at COS and he said he plans to graduate in December with three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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