“We’re talking about a 6A, three-peat, ESPN games, ranked No. 1 in the nation at the time,” Howard said. “And now I go to a school that’s 1A … there’s no way I’m going to get recruited from this small school. I didn’t want to go.”
While the Howard family considered moving to make sure he could shine at Prattville, they stuck it out at Autauga and he caught the eye of recruiters anyway.
Howard was a ‘man among boys’ in high school
It’s not surprising, given the amount of physical talent that Howard has, that he shined right away in high school.
“He was a man among boys,” Autauga baseball coach Joe Faulk said. “It was funny almost.”
The lack of eyeballs on Autauga games kept Howard under the radar for a little while, but his performances in camps against other top recruits in the area made recruiters take notice. And it wasn’t long before the offers from big programs started rolling in.
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Andersson’s size (5’11) hides his game. The Swede is strong on the puck and in all three zones, as capable of breaking up a play the other way as he is starting a scoring chance for his own team. His skating could use improvement, but the 18-year-old has time to work on that. Andersson could be a longer-term project, but his work ethic on the ice suggests he could force his way into a NHL lineup sooner than later.