Earlier this year, Memphis (Tenn.) University linebacker Ford Howell surprised a lot of people when he flipped his commitment from N.C. State to Wake Forest. But according to Howell, Demon Deacons fans don't need worry about the three-star changing his mind again.
"I'm solid with Wake," Howell said. "I'm planning on taking unofficial visits for the Boston College game and the Vanderbilt game."
He added that he won't be taking officials to any other schools, and that he's seen a lot of positives in Wake's start to the 2012 season.
"They're doing all right despite some injuries," Howell said. "But I think they've had some good wins and they're getting stronger as the season goes along."
Howell is the leader of a defense that has helped University get off to a 6-2 start this season. Through the first six games, he had 41 tackles (seven for loss), two interceptions, one forced fumble and fumble recovery and one sack. He's also been logging time at fullback when need be.
"I play a little bit of offense," Howell said. "But I'm mostly in there to block."
According to Howell, Demon Deacons coaches have told him that he'll likely start as an outside linebacker, before transitioning to middle linebacker position he plays now.
"Right now they want me to come in and play as a weakside linebacker," Howell said. "Then, as I have time to get bigger I can move into the middle."