By all accounts, Orlando, Fla., Edgewater wide receiver Alton “Pig” Howard put on a show in the first session of Friday’s Will Muschamp Football Camp.
He showed off his work ethic, excellent hands and solid route-running — basically underscoring why the Florida Gators are so interested in him and why he’s rated a four-star receiver (No. 41 in the nation) by Rivals.
“The camp was a great experience,” he said. “The workouts and conditioning, it showed us what college is all about. It helped me improve my game and learn a lot and just showed me what I need to work on.”
Howard got a lot of attention from UF coaches, especially wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill.
“He’s a great coach,” Howard said. “He cares about his receivers and he wants the best out of you. He wants to see his players make plays.”
That is certainly what Pig has done so far in a sterling high school career for the Edgewater Eagles. He plays wide receiver, running back, wildcat quarterback and defensive back. It’s hard to miss him on the field with his speed, moves, athleticism and wrecking-ball style. As a pass-catcher he attacks the ball in the air and is fearless about taking hits.
Howard, who will take official visits this fall and decide after his senior season before enrolling early, doesn’t yet have a list of top teams but says, “Florida will be in my top five automatically.”
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