Following one of the worst weeks of news in Tennessee Football history last week, UT fans now are breathing refreshing air. First there was the news break that Derek Dooley had hired former Vol RB Jay Graham to coach RBs and now the announcement of one most sought after WR in the nation.
Today 4 star standout WR Alton “Pig” Howard from Orlando Florida Edgewater announced that he is a VFL! Howard has been highly sought after and has 21 official offers according to rivals. Howard is listed as 5’9” 178lb and runs a 4.4 / 40 time. The addition to the current list of recruits is another emphasis this staff is committed to upgrading in speed. It also is another message to the state of Florida that UT Assistant Coach Darin Hinshaw is a Beast in recruiting and continues to go into Florida and make UT known among top recruits.
Expect Howard to make an immediate impact to this football team. He plans to graduate from high school this month and he will enroll at UT in January. This will allow him to begin workouts with team and get bigger, faster, and stronger. This also means we will get to see Howard in the Orange and White Game.
The addition of Howard to this team will be dual threat. He is athletic enough to run the Wildcat package and will defiantly be in the hunt and the mix in the return game. Look for Howard to line up in the slot and attack the middle of the field against the 2012 opponents. This addition to the team will only make this Passing attack more dangerous as Tyler Bray will now have another dangerous target to make plays in space!
Ladies and gentlemen welcome the “Pig”!