Juwan Howard and the Michigan Wolverines just picked up a major commitment in the 2022 class, as Juwan’s son, four-star Jett Howard, just made his verbal pledge. The 6-foot-7, 220-pounder chose the Wolverines over other offers like Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Georgetown and others.
Howard plays his high school ball down in Florida at IMG Academy. Despite being the son of Michigan’s head coach, this recruitment was never a lock from the start. He wanted to be like a normal recruit and have a recruiting process. Tennessee pushed hard for him, but the Wolverines won the longer-than-anticipated recruiting battle.
Brandon Jenkins at 247Sports evaluated Howard back in the spring, and had this to say about his game:
Jett Howard’s combination of size, shooting, and versatility is translatable. He has a strong frame, a solid motor on the defensive end, and can knock down down the open jumper with range. His versatility is mainly displayed in his ability to help out at the point guard position in a pinch. He is a good facilitator who can run an offense and make the right decisions with the basketball. However, he will be more effective in a secondary supportive ball handling role because of his efficiency as a three-point shooter while playing off the ball. Howard has the ability to play all three perimeter positions and will be a valuable asset to a program for multiple years.
Michigan’s 2022 class could be set in stone with the addition of Howard. The class has four commits now with Howard, four-star point guard Dug McDaniel, four-star big man Tarris Reed and four-star forward Gregg Glenn. The Wolverines will likely continue to recruit five-star big man Yohan Traore, who officially visited Ann Arbor a few weeks back. If Traore decides to go elsewhere, this four-man group will likely do it for them in this class.
The Wolverines now own the No. 3 class in 2022, per 247Sports’ composite, just barely jumping Arkansas and just trailing Ohio State.
Howard is the No. 11 small forward, No. 12 player in the state of Florida and No. 37 overall player in the 2022 class on 247Sports’ composite.
Check out some of Howard’s highlights in the video below.