Only a select few quarterbacks in the Class of 2019 have received a scholarship offer from Clemson to this point.
The Tigers made their latest move this past week for one of the country’s top-ranked junior signal-callers.
Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley four-star Sam Howell announced an offer from Clemson on Thursday night.
“It felt really good to get it,” Howell told The Clemson Insider. “It’s an offer I had always wanted, and it means a lot knowing that one of the best programs in the country if not the best has given me an offer.”
Howell (6-1, 217) was one of the standout performers among quarterbacks at the Dabo Swinney Camp last summer. The Sun Valley gunslinger was stellar as a junior this past season, when he threw for more than 3,000 yards and 36 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions.
Clemson recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter informed Howell of his offer from the Tigers.
“He wants me to come back down soon, and they are excited about me,” Howell said of what he heard.
Howell said he is likely to visit Clemson again in the “next couple of weeks.”
After competing at the Swinney Camp, Howell returned to Clemson for the Auburn and Florida State games during the 2017 season.
“Clemson is a really cool place,” Howell said. “From the coaching staff to the facilities, they are really impressive. Also the games I went on visits to were really exciting.”
Howell lists around 20 offers in total, includes ones from schools such as Duke, Kentucky, NC State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Where do the Tigers stack up after joining the fold?
“Clemson will be high up on my list,” Howell said.
For his high school career, Howell has completed 59 percent of his passes for 10,175 yards and 109 touchdowns with 33 interceptions. He is ranked as a top-five pro-style quarterback in his class.