- Running back
- 200 lbs
- Dr. SEC Recruiting Ranking
- 247 Composite Ranking
- High School
- Starkville High School MS)
- Current Team
- Mississippi State
Amariyon Howard is a big physical back with a strong, well-built frame that still has room to add bulk. He is a decisive runner who looks for downhill crease and attacks it with urgency. He sees the hole and hits it without wasted cuts and runs without hesitation.
Howard has an explosive burst to get through tight creases of traffic and has good quickness to the outside when running off-tackle. He is quick to gain downhill momentum and flashes good pop on contact and runs with good leverage. Upon contact, he keeps his legs driving when wrapped up and will run through first and second contact as he pushes the pile forward.
He possesses good in-line running skills and is quick to find the hole and get north but also displays good patience in following his blocks when needed. He is a physical back who will not shy away from contact and likes to deliver the blow. A true pile pusher that can get quality yards after contact and attacks the hole with authority.
At this point in his career, he is less of a homerun threat and more of a reliable back that can consistently move the chains and carry the load that should fit well in Mike Leach’s system.