LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel quarterback Keon Howard announced Tuesday that he will commit to The University of Southern Mississippi.
He will officially sign with the team Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Howard received an offer from the University of Memphis that he originally committed to. However, Howard decided Southern Miss would be a better fit.
"It's the best fit for me and my family can come watch me play more," Howard said.
He tweeted Monday afternoon about his decision:
In Howard's senior year at Laurel, he passed for a total 3,317 yards and 43 touchdowns. He had 456 rushing yards along with three rushing touchdowns. Howard was a four-year starter and in 2014, the Golden Tornadoes were 5A State Champions.