Top-5 quarterback prospect Sam Howell names Clemson in his ‘top group of schools’

Sam Howell, the 6-foot-1, 217-pound four-star quarterback prospect out of Monroe, N.C. (Sun Valley) took an unofficial visit to Clemson on March 12 to watch the Tigers’ spring practice.

Howell remains one of the top prospects in the country, ranking as the No. 4 pro-style quarterback and No. 4 player in the state of North Carolina, per 247Sports composite rankings.

He’s being treated as such, according to his conversation with  Gavin Oliver of The Clemson Insider.

Howell noted that coach Dabo Swinney and quarterbacks coach brandon Streeter told him he’s their top target while acknowledging that Clemson remains in the “top group” for his recruitment, according to the report.

The top prospect also noted he may not be uncommitted for much longer, with a decision expected, “somewhere in the next month or two, maybe.”

Howell has offers from Tennessee, Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan, Miami, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and other top programs.

The prospect runs a 4.85 40-yard dash, benches 250 pounds and squats 385 pounds, per his Hudl profile.

Howell can make plays with his feet, is elusive out of the pocket while keeping his eyes downfield. He has a cannon for an arm, tossing it with accuracy downfield and beating zone coverages with pinpoint precision.

Check out his junior highlight reel below:

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