Junior SG Matt Howard (6-4 180) of A.C. Flora has his favorites as USC, Clemson and VCU. USC and VCU have offered. His others offers are from Presbyterian, Virginia Tech, Harvard, Richmond, Holy Cross, UNC-Wilmington, William & Mary, Jacksonville and Georgia Southern. Howard is hearing from Clemson, Arizona State, NC State, Florida State, Boston College and Georgia among others.
He recently sat down with USC head coach Darrin Horn for a conversation. "He told me they really want me and this is a chance to be a home-town hero," Howard said.
Last weekend, he took a visit to VCU. "I got a chance to see their campus and their weight room and stuff," he said. "The whole coaching staff was with me the entire time. That showed me they really want me."
Clemson is his next stop as he returns to the Upstate this Sunday. "I was at the North Carolina game last year," Howard said. "I always have a good time when I'm up there."
As a sophomore, the shooting guard averaged 15 points, three assists, six rebounds and two steals per game.
He did not name a leader.