Grayson Howard

  • Pos LB
  • Height 6-3.5
  • Weight 220

Prospect Info

  • High School Andrew Jackson
  • City Jacksonville, FL
  • Exp 2023 - ...

South Carolina Gamecocks

  • Class FR
  • Age 18

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9273
  • Class 2023
  • Committed 6/27/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 04/27/2022

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Andre White Jr. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

A tackling machine with the mentality of an alpha. Size at one point was a bit of a concern, but lived in the weight room winter after junior season and bulked up significantly in the upper half. Ability to close gaps without a doubt a strength at this point in his career. Not only gets downhill in hurry, but will quickly sift through traffic and get outside the hashes to wrangle a ball carrier. Understands how to stack and shed, and can do it at a high level. More importantly, isn’t afraid to crash the A or B gap, which is important for someone that’s only 225 pounds. Diagnosis what’s going on in front of him better than most his age. Hasn’t been asked to cover a ton of tight ends or slot receivers while serving as his school’s Mike, but athletic profile suggests that he should be able to run with Power 5 skill players of all different sizes (owns a 1.69 10-yard split and a 4.49 short shuttle). Will eventually need to find better leverage and get adjusted to the speed of the college game, but should be viewed as one of the top linebackers in Florida for the 2023 recruiting cycle given how he moves and plays the game. Desire to make those around him better also a pretty unique trait in the year 2022. Might need a developmental year or two, but has the makeup of a future impact off-ball linebacker for a Power Five program. Business-like approach to everything he does will likely be attractive to NFL scouts one day.

Athletic Background

Goes by "Pup."

2022: The heart and soul of an Andrew Jackson program that won its first district title since 2009 and made the Sunshine State’s new 2M playoffs. Totaled 188 tackles in 11 games with 106 those being solo. Also registered 5 PBUs and 3 sacks. Got some snaps on offense, as well.

2021: News4JaxSports first-team selection. Also an All-Gateway selection. Made a team-best 157 tackles with 14 of those for a loss. Also picked off a pair of passes and was credited with 3.5 sacks. Helped Andrew Jackson put together its best season in 12 years as Tigers went 7-4 and made Florida's 4A playoffs.

2020: Florida Times-Union All First-Coast third-team selection as a sophomore. Totaled over 100 tackles in nine games for Andrew Jackson.

-- Andrew Ivins

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