Miami got a solid addition to the 2019 recruiting class on Thursday night when Miami (FL) Southridge 4-star LB Diamante Howard committed to the Hurricanes.
Its a matter of time committed to u.m @CaneSport @CanesFamNews pic.twitter.com/eJSltxxmNh— Diamante Howard™ (@Diamantehoward) September 1, 2016
Great evening to be a Cane! UFamily!— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) September 1, 2016
LB room got better! https://t.co/oEfhNosG31— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) September 1, 2016
Guessing this may something to do with #Canes landing a commit from top OLB prospect Diamante Howard. https://t.co/7lZfe6bPkO— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) September 1, 2016
While he’s still an underclassman, Howard is a top tier prospect. He’s 6’2” 178lbs, with room to add weight to his frame. And, he’s only just beginning his sophomore year of high school, so additional physical development is to be expected.
Make no mistake about it, Howard is a serious player, and Miami did a great job of getting him in this class early. Howard has ties to the University of Miami: he’s a cousin of the late Sean Taylor.
Howard selected Miami over 6 other offers, but fully expect him to be a 30+ offer kid by the time his National Signing Day rolls around. Howard is a top 50 player in his class by all accounts, ranking as high as the #2 OLB and #7 overall prospect in Florida for his class by 247sports.
Howard joins 4-star CB Akeem Dent and currently unranked LB Jesiah Pierre as commits in the 2019 recruiting class. You can see Howard’s HUDL Highlights below.