Franklin Excited about UVa offer

Franklin Howard

Paul VI Catholic (Va.) sophomore guard Franklin Howard is attracting offers from some of the top programs in the country. Howard currently has 16 scholarship offers to his name including from the Cavaliers. Howard talks about his connection the UVa program and what it will take to lure him to Virginia.

Franklin Howard is heating up. The 2015 prospect from Fairfax, Virginia, holds 16 offers already from big time programs which includes Florida, Miami, Virginia, Connecticut, N.C State, Villanova, Cincinnati, and Maryland among others.

Howard, a proclaimed fan of the ACC received his latest offer from the Cavaliers.

"Very exciting!" Howard described the moment he received the offer from UVa. "I got a call from my the head coach, who told my mom to give Coach (Tony) Bennett a call. My mom and he talked and, he offered me himself. I was very excited."

Like other recruits, Bennett has offered in recent weeks, his personal approach to the conversation always appreciated.

"Basically, we talked about mysef," the combo guard explained. "How I am as a person. So he really was getting to know me. He also talked to me about how I can fit into his system. And talked about life on campus as well. He is a great guy."

Like most prospects, Howard is trying to learn everything about his newest offers, but Virginia has one advantage with Howard.

"I caught a couple of games on TV, but other than that I haven't really got to know the program. But my AAU coach Cory Alexander, he went there. So he has been telling me a little bit about the program. It is different coaches now but he has been basically telling me about how it was back then."

"I've heard also from my guidance counselors at school, that UVa has a great academic program, so I am really excited about that."

Academics a key when Howard is looking for the perfect school.

"I am definitely looking at education, and the relationships coaches have with their players."

Although, impressed with the ACC competition the three star standout holds new favorite.

"All the schools are the same right now; no school is ahead," Howard stated.

Howard says he is concentrating on getting better right now, but will look into which schools he will visit after the current AAU season with Team Takeover.

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