Rising junior quarterback Sam Howell’s stock is soaring after a superb sophomore season and string of impressive camp performances this spring.
The 2019 prospect from Sun Valley High in Monroe, N.C., received an offer from Tennessee on Tuesday. Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, N.C. State and Wake Forest have also offered this month.
“It’s great to see all the work I have been doing start to pay off,” Howell told The Clemson Insider.
Howell (6-1, 217) began garnering attention from colleges as a freshman, when he passed for 3,586 yards and 35 touchdowns. Maryland was first to offer him in December after he threw for 3,217 yards and 38 touchdowns, and ran for 444 yards and 12 scores, last season.
Howell continued to open eyes over the past couple of months at the Under Armour All-America Camp in Atlanta and The Opening in Charlotte, showcasing his solid mechanics, strong and accurate arm, quick release and athleticism.
Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and South Carolina are among the schools showing interest along with those that have offered.
The Tigers are in line to get a firsthand look at Howell at the Dabo Swinney Camp next month.
“I’m going to camp,” Howell said. “They want to work with me some, so we will see how it goes.”
Howell, who also visited Clemson for the Louisville game last season, said several things stand out to him about the Tigers.
“I really like what coach (Dabo) Swinney does,” he said. “Also their fan base is one of the best in the country, and they compete for national championships.”