July 11, 2007
NU lands punter with 7th commit
Northwestern's punting game got a much needed kick in the pants on Tuesday night when Class of 2008 punter Jimmy Howell committed to head coach Pat Fitzgerald.
The 6-foot-6, 239-pounder averaged 40 yards per punt for Florence (S.C.) West Florence last season.
Northwestern was the only school to have offered Howell a scholarship, but he was also getting heavy recruiting interest from Notre Dame, Stanford, Virginia and Tennessee.
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