Raw Talent

Mississippi Scout
Posted May 1, 2011

There is no question that Twymond Howard, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound athlete out of Pearl, is one of the top athletes in the state of Mississippi.

Twymond Howard is already ranked a 4-Star basketball forward by Scout.com and is now looking to earn a ranking on the football side of the coin. There is a good reason why the Pearl star has not been ranked in football. It is due to the fact that he decided to not play on the gridiron his junior season so he could concentrate on basketball.

In fact, Howard even admits that basketball is his first love, but his mother feels like he owes it to himself to give football another try to see where it takes him. What is evident by watching the long and lanky wide receiver is that he does possess serious raw skills on the football field.

Naturally, he is tall and can jump so that gives you a great redzone target. But he also possesses better-than-average speed for your normal 6-5 receiver. He looks to be in the mid 4.5 range.

Howard also looks to have some natural football skills too. He sees the field well and looks for contact in the blocking department. Howard is just not a finesse basketball player out there.

Now the question remains, just where will the road lead the Pearl standout on the next level. The odds still look in favor of him playing hoops in college, but giving football another shot does show that it is not a slam dunk that he will.

Yancy Porter is the Mississippi Scout for Scout.com and he can be reached at yporter@scout.com

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