Mike Norvell and the Florida State Seminoles got another big addition Friday morning, snatching up top Florida defensive back prospect Jamari Howard. Add a new verbal commitment for Tribe 24, and it’s a big commitment for Patrick Surtain!

Jamari Howard is a 6’2, 175 pound defensive back who plays for Norland High School in South Florida. He is currently ranked 123rd nationally by 247Sports (11th best cornerback and 18th best player in Florida). Howard previously committed to Michigan State, but backed out of his commitment in mid-May. He chose the Seminoles over 30 other offers that included the Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, Oklahoma Sooners, Penn State Nittany Lions and Texas A&M Aggies.

Howard is one of South Florida’s top prospects this cycle and based on his film, the defensive back appears to be a prospect with a very high ceiling. He shows excellent ability to find the ball and is willing to be aggressive and block receivers at the line. He’s a physical presence who isn’t afraid to tackle, and he uses his 79-inch wingspan to his advantage in contesting deep balls. If he continues to develop, Howard should become a multi-year starter and future NFL prospect.

With the addition of Howard, Florida State has put together an incredible defensive back class for Tribe24. He joins KJ Bolden, Charles Lester III, Ricky Knight III and CJ Heard. Howard projects as a pure cornerback in Tallahassee.

Overall, he is the 16th blue-chip recruit to join FSU’s top four recruiting classes.

Check out the most recent thread on Tomahawk Nation’s official recruiting and transfer portal to interact with the Three Stars and for more information on FSU recruiting.

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