Kraig Howe stepped up for Kettering Alter last season, starting eight games in his first varsity year and making a real impact for the Knights.
"I feel like our coaching staff did a good job of getting the younger kids reps with the older kids," he explained, "so I wasn't too overwhelmed. Our first game is always our biggest rival, so it was nerve wracking at first, but as the season went on, I became more relaxed, more confident, and it was not as bad a transition as I thought it would be."
The 6'3, 253-lb Howe played inside last season and his performance has him ear marked as a young prospect colleges need to know about. He has already heard from Cincinnati, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, and Kentucky, the school he visited recently.
"I really liked the coaching staff as a whole. They talked about how they were working together with the nutrition program, weights, and overall scheme. I like how it seems like they really had it all together. The facilities are beautiful and they have a lot of funds in to renovate and add on to it. I like the location. The campus is really nice. It was a good visit. They were good people there."
As for other visits, Howe says, "I plan to, but I haven't yet. I plan to try to get after basketball season's over. I want to go around to other schools as much as I can and as much as they want me to."
He also plans to get to several camps to make sure schools get a good chance to see him and his talents.
"My dad wants me to get to the Under Armour camp and there's an Adidas camp coming up. If any schools ask me to go to their camp during the summer, I'll take that into consideration as well."
In addition to his prowess on the football field, Howe carries a 3.8 grade point average in the classroom.
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