Clemson Friday night landed a commitment from OL Trent Howard (6-4 283) of Birmingham, the sixth offensive lineman committed for the class that now has 21 total. Howard had been committed to Georgia Tech until he got the Clemson offer. He announced a decommitment from the Yellow Jackets Thursday night and a commitment to the Tigers Friday night.
Howard had a connection to Dabo Swinney thru his father who was teammates with Swinney at Alabama in the early 1990s. He visited Clemson last spring. Besides Clemson and Georgia Tech, some of the other listed Power Five offers for him are Boston College, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State and Wake Forest.
“They believe I am a great fit and my best days of football are ahead of me,” Howard said. “We have not discussed much, but I believe I will be an interior lineman. They have said they like my mobility and the way I finish blocks.”
Howard joins an offensive line class for Clemson that also includes John Williams of Canton, GA, Walker Parks of Lexington, KY, Paul Tchio of Alpharetta, GA, Mitchell Mayes of Raleigh and Bryn Tucker of Knoxville, TN. The six offensive lineman signed in the class equal the total of offensive lineman the Tigers signed in the last two classes combined.
Howard plans to sign with the Tigers on December 18th, the first day of the early signing period.
I am truly blessed to announce that I have been offered an opportunity to attend Clemson University, a place I have dreamed about being for years. I am honored & so excited to say I am committed to Clemson University & will be signing my LOI on Dec 18th. #ALLIN @CoachToddBates pic.twitter.com/4M20t2oMpP— Trent Howard (@trent_howard_) December 6, 2019