#44 Woodbridge DE Jalen Howard (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
recruitNoVA Fab 30: Jalen Howard of Woodbridge High School is #24
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
Our #24 athlete in the recruitNoVA Fab 30 countdown is a recent commit to Villanova. He camped with East Carolina in June, but the Wildcats suited him just perfectly.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in all of Northern Virginia. That’s a tall task, considering that we track the talent at 86 high school programs in the region. Coming into our countdown as the 24th best senior prospect region-wide is Woodbridge defensive end Jalen Howard.
#24 Jalen Howard (2019 DE 6-2 240) – Woodbridge High School
Howard held offers from Charlotte, Buffalo, Rhode Island, Campbell, Lehigh, Villanova, St. Francis, and Sacred Heart. He’ll play in the CAA with Villanova after finishing his senior year.
There’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to Howard and his role as a senior leader with the Vikings. Woodbridge had a fantastic season in 2017, going 9-1 in the regular season and continuing a hot streak into the playoffs before they ran into eventual state champion Westfield in the State Semifinal.
Woodbridge returns to defend their Region 6C title and they’re loaded once again. If you’re a Woodbridge fan, you might want to keep an eye on the Fab 30 as we continue to unveil the list of top athletes in the region. There could be more Viking seniors on our list.
– Andy Hilton
Check back daily for the countdown of the top 30 athletes in the 804, the 757 and in Northern Virginia, here on UltimateRecruit.com! Click HERE for a full list of last year’s Fab 30 for each region.
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