SPARTANBURG, S.C. – If you're looking for the perfect frame to build a center prospect around, then Ty Howle of Bunn, N.C., would have to be up there on the list.
The three-star 6-foot-2, 295-pound prospect had a strong showing in the first day of practices for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolina's
"It is just awesome to be chosen as one of the 44 great players from North Carolina that will take on South Carolina," he said. "I can find out how I stand as a player against all these great players."
So far so good.
Howle committed to Penn State early on and hasn't wavered one bit on it.
"I am very firm," he said. "Everybody has stopped recruiting because I am head to State College in January."
Before he gets to do some damage for the Nittany Lions, Howle said he has a few things he needs to work on.
"Learning the new offensive system here and at Penn State are the biggest things I need to work on," he said. "I also need to work hard on playing hard through the whistle. But I think my best attribute is my run blocking. I like to finish and be nasty."
Even through one day of practice, Howle said a few guys have already started to stand out.
"Nick Allison has impressed me," Howle said. "Je really comes of the ball and plays like me mean and nasty."