Howard enjoys in-home visit from Saban 

December, 20, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- ESPN 150 tight end O.J. Howard (Prattville, Ala./Autauga Academy) has been committed to Alabama for over a year, and he’s as firm as ever with the decision. Still, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban wanted to make an in-home visit with Howard and his family before the in-state recruit enrolls at UA.

Last week, Saban stopped by his school to talk with the football coach and the principal before going over to Howard’s house to spend time with his family.

“It was great,” Howard said. “Coach had fun and talked with everybody. He had a blast. He came out here and said it was like back where he’s from -- West Virginia, the country -- but he said where he’s from is more country than where I’m from. He enjoyed it, and we enjoyed him.”