Once he begins his college football career at Kansas State, Downingtown West senior quarterback Will Howard will be playing for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz’s old coach, writes Phil Anastasia for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The decision to commit to Kansas State and coach Chris Kleiman, who won four NCAA Division I FCS titles in five seasons at North Dakota State, was not an easy one for Howard. As a top student with a 4.4 GPA, Howard had offers not just from top universities for college football, but also from Ivy League schools.
“A big part of it for me was the Power Five vs. the Ivy,” said Howard. “I had some of the best schools in the country and some of the best football schools in the country, and it was like, ‘What do I want more?’”
In the end, he opted for the Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference. They were at the top of his list because of the authenticity of everybody he met during his recruitment.
“They were just so real to me through the whole process,” he said. “They wanted to get to know me as a person, before me as a football player.”
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