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National Signing Day 2015: Nate Howard signs with Missouri

Long a Wisconsin commit, Howard flipped to Mizzou last week and made it official today.

Name Nate Howard
Position DE
Height, Weight 6'5, 220
City (School) St. Louis, MO (Ladue Horton Watkins)
Rating (Rivals) *** (5.6)
Rating (247 Composite) *** (0.8603)
Rating (ESPN) *** (76)
Other Offers of Note Illinois, Indiana, Syracuse, Wisconsin
Previous Posts Front seven the focus of the last two visit weekends
Nate Howard is a Tiger

Mizzou had to wait a while to land him, but Nate Howard is officially a Tiger. From Fullback U's Howard Commits post above:

Watching Howard's highlight reel, it is evident he is more than familiar with rushing the passer coming off the edge out of a two point stance. He is a dogged pursuer of the ball-carrier and displays a degree of ferocity hitting his man. He sheds blockers by relying on his natural athleticism and speed with some hand-fighting skills. We also see him line up and play on offense as an outside blocker or receiver on quick screens.

Missouri's interest in Howard picked up later in the recruiting process, and Howard's interest in Mizzou picked up when UW head coach Gary Andersen left for Oregon State. And it's not too hard to see what Mizzou sees in him.

Howard runs through guys, and granted, that's tougher to do at the college level, but he played bigger than his 220 pounds, and ... well, he'll be bigger than 220 pounds when he hits the field in Columbia. Missouri ended up recruiting the city of St. Louis pretty well this year, huh?