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.
Great evening to be a Cane! UFamily!— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) 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.