Theo Howard, a four-star 2016 wide receiver commit to the Oregon Ducks, has made a very difficult decision to de-commit from the school. It is a move that is incredibly disappointing for the Ducks, and will hurt their 2016 class. Howard is one of the better receivers in the entire class, and will now look into other schools before making his final decision.
Looking ahead at the coming months, Howard is going to begin receiving heavy recruitment from big schools around the nation. He already has standing offers from schools like Michigan, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oklahoma, TCU, UCLA and USC. All of those schools are going to reignite their pursuit of Howard, and it will make things very difficult for Oregon to convince him again to commit.
At 6-foot-0 and 170 pounds, Howard packs a lot of speed to go with the above average route-running and hands that he has.
It seems a bit strange that Howard has decided to de-commit, as he would fit into the offense that the Ducks run perfectly. They run an up-tempo offense that thrives on speedy playmakers, which is the exact definition of Howard’s game. That being said, there are plenty of other schools around the nation where he would succeed as well.
Oregon isn’t going to give up easily, and they will continue pushing to get another commitment from Howard in the future. He likely still has the Ducks close to the top of his list, although his de-commitment obviously shows that he has doubts about attending the university.
Expect to hear quite a few rumors and reports come out in the next few months about where Howard could be taking his talents.
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