Howard staying open

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Miramar (Fla.) defensive back Tracy Howard is arguably the top player on the fields at the Heath Evans 7-on-7 Tournament held at The King's Academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. During the lunch break of the event, Howard spoke to a group of media about the event and his recruitment.
"It feels good being with my team and getting better, getting chemistry with my team," Howard said of participating in the 7-on-7 event.
As for recruiting, the four-star prospect is hearing from a lot of different schools.
"It is picking up," Howard said. "It is getting kind of crazy right now. I am trying to stay humble about it and stay focused with the help of my coaches and my family."
Howard has previously stated that the Florida Gators led for his services, but on Saturday backed off of those comments and said that all schools are equal for his signature.
"No, I am still open right now," Howard said. "I am just staying open right now."
"I am just trying to stay open with the process," Howard added. "I have a whole year to think about it so I am just going to try to stay open."
As for visits, Howards recently made his way to Gainesville to check out the University of Florida during the spring. In the coming days and weeks, he plans to see a pair of other in-state schools.
"I think I am going to go down to UM tomorrow, me and Malcolm Lewis, and I think I might go to Florida State also," Howard said.
In addition to the in-state schools, Howard is also hearing regularly from schools such as Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, and West Virginia.
With regards to making a decision, the 6-foot, 170-pound defensive back intends to take his time.
"Maybe mid-season or Signing Day," Howard said. "Those are the only two."
A factor that may influence his ultimate decision is where Lewis, his teammate and best opponent in practice, opts to sign with.
"We are best friends so we might go to the same college," Howard said.
Howard is ranked No. 25 in the Rivals100.