Tracy Howard, Avery Johnson face off

Battle between nation's top CB and the top-five WR has more meaning for one of them

Updated: September 9, 2011, 2:05 PM ET
By Corey Long | ESPN Recruiting

There are few things in football more exciting than watching a major showdown between a top-flight wide receiver and a highly-touted defensive back. While Friday night's showdown between Miramar (Fla.) High School CB Tracy Howard and Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely WR Avery Johnson features two highly-ranked players, that might be where the comparisons end.

Howard, who is No. 18 in the ESPNU 150 and the No. 1 CB, has little to prove. The 6-foot, 170-pounder is one of the nation's most coveted ...

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