Hussein Howe has three early offers from North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Florida International.
“It’s great,” the 2016 Florida athlete said. “I thank God for everything that he’s blessed me with. It’s just humbling because I remember when I wasn’t that good. I just had to keep working harder.”
But the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder from University Christian School in Jacksonville is looking for more and one school that is showing him some interest is Notre Dame.
“They send me a lot of mail,” Howe said of the Irish. “They’re one of the colleges that sends me the most mail. I have hand-written letters from them that say, ‘Keep up the work. We’re keeping a close eye on you.’”
Howe doesn’t know too much about Notre Dame at this point.
“I know they’re a Catholic school and that’s pretty much it,” he admitted. “I haven’t really done much research on Notre Dame that much.”
He does plan on doing more research on Notre Dame in the near future and is honored to be on the Irish’s radar.
“It feels great actually coming from Florida,” he said. “Notre Dame is way up north. It’s very important to me because they don’t really recruit athletes from down south unless you’re like a top dog.”
Howe, who has been clocked at 4.53 in the 40-yard dash, could play several positions at the next level.
“I can basically do everything,” he said. “Now they have me listed as an athlete, which allows me to get more attention from colleges. I could play DB, slot, running back, kick returner and punt returner.
“I prefer to play on the offensive side of the ball, but it really doesn’t matter to me.”
Howe said college scouts love his ability to make plays.
He’s already visited a few schools, including Ole Miss, Georgia Tech, Florida State and Florida.
“I liked Georgia Tech the most, I loved it there,” he said. “Florida was OK, I liked the atmosphere at Florida also. Georgia Tech stood out to me the most. The people around Georgia Tech, the coaches, and Coach Lamar (Owens) and I have a good relationship.”
Howe plans on getting to South Bend sometime next summer.
He’s already identified two major factors in his ultimate decision.
“Building a relationship with the coaches will probably be the biggest factor and coming in and playing right away will also be a big factor.”