Georgia Tech on Monday received their 16th commitment from offensive guard Trent Howard.
Trent Howard has seen enough in his recruitment to be ready to call it and on Monday evening, the three-star offensive guard committed to head coach Geoff Collins, offensive line coach Brent Key, and the Georgia Tech football program.
Howard, a native of Birmingham committed to the Jackets after being offer late last month. The Jackets are one of six Power Five offers for Howard, who has a majority of his offers from Group of 5 or FCS programs. Notable programs to offer him include Louisville, Maryland, and Miami.
Howard does have a strong football pedigree, however, with his father Johnny Howard, a member of Alabama’s 1992 NCAA Championship team according to 247Sports.
Howard is a quality pick up for the Jackets who have recently whiffed on landing a few high profile offensive line commitments. That being said, Howard has a ton of potential and the ability to develop into a strong offensive lineman for the Jackets down the road.
He is now one of three offensive line commitments joining tackle Jordan Williams and guard Kade Kootsouradis. He’s also the Jackets second commit from Alabama joining defensive end commitment Eddie Watkins.
With the commitment, the Jackets have the countries 18th ranked recruiting class in the country, a far cry from where they finished last year at 51. That being said, the recruiting cycle still has a long way to go and the Jackets will still most likely fall a few spots in the upcoming months. But the Jackets should still finish at least 20 spots above where they did last cycle.
The Jackets could have more commitments on the way in the upcoming days after hosting a huge contingency of recruits this past weekend. The dead period is coming up soon so there will be a lull in recruiting in the upcoming weeks.
Recruiting, however should pick and be furious once again by the time next season gets underway. The 2019 season will go a long way in the Jackets recruiting efforts the remainder of the cycle and beyond.