UAB grabs productive ball-carrier


Running back Jordan Howard (Gardendale, Ala./Gardendale) spent the weekend at UAB on an official visit and left as a Blazers commitment, AL.com reports.

"I felt like the time was right," he said. "I had been thinking about it for a long time, and decided it was time for me to commit... The visit went really well. The players showed us a good time and I got to know them and tour the school."

The 6-foot, 203-pound talent carried 179 times for 1,388 yards and 20 touchdowns and caught 12 passes for 183 yards and another score as a senior.

Howard was recruited by UAB defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Reggie Johnson. One of Howard's high school teammates, athlete Connor Reed, is also on board with the Blazers.

Prior to his junior year, Howard posted FBS-level combine measureables including a 4.60 40-yard dash, 4.22 20-yard shuttle and 31.3-inch vertical.

Howard is commitment No. 26 for UAB.