Miramar cornerback Tracy Howard remains and uncommitted prospect, but after a strong performance in Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Game, he cemented his status as one of the nation's top defensive prospects.
Playing for the East team in a losing effort, Howard had a tackle and was only thrown at once in the game.
Howard matched up against 6-foot-5, 220-pound receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, who is considered the best wideout prospect in the last five years. Green-Beckham was only able to separate from Howard on one occasion — a broken fourth-quarter play. Green-Beckham dropped the pass on the singular occasion. Green-Beckham was named the game's MVP, as he amassed 88 receiving yards and touchdown when not matched up against Howard.
"This was a big game, I don't want to say it was just like any other game," said Howard when reached by phone in San Antonio, which hosted the game. "It was fun, I competed and he's a great player, but I showed he wasn't anything I couldn't handle."
Howard said Saturday that he will make his college decision on Feb. 1, national signing day. He's down to three schools: Southern California, Florida, and Louisiana State. Howard had previously said that he would make a college commitment at the annual all-star game.
Howard is yet to take a visit to his final three schools, but those close to Howard consider LSU the front-runner to land his signature on Feb. 1. LSU became the first team to have two cornerbacks be named to the AP's All-America first team in the same season when Morris Claiborne and Tyann Mathieu were named to the squad Saturday.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times