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Clovis West’s Isaiah Howard talks Eastern Washington Commitment

Isaiah Howard makes a catch versus Edison High School early in the 2019 season. Howard will look to be the lead receivers for the Golden Eagles in 2020 (Photo by Bobby Medellin)

Clovis West wide receiver Isaiah Howard gave a verbal commitment to Eastern Washington on Sunday–a Twitter post pledging his allegiance to one of the FCS’s most successful football programs.

Eastern Washington has developed a California pipeline as their 2020 roster boasts 14 players from the Sunshine State.

“When I committed it felt like a big weight was lifted off of me,” Howard said. “All that hard work I’ve put in over the years has finally paid off.”

The 6’2, 185 pounder picked the Eagles after building close relationships with the coaching staff throughout the recruiting process.

“A big factor in committing to them was the coaching staff. All of them wanted to get to know me personally. [Wide receiver coach] Pat McCann talked to me almost everyday and I just felt a good connection with everyone involved.”

Howard has played on both sides of the ball while at Clovis West, but it will be offense when he arrives in Cheney, WA.

“My hands are the best part of my game,” Howard talked about. “I’m explosive off of the line of scrimmage and if the ball is thrown in my area I’m most definitely going to go get it.”

With the shutdown of sports all across the country for the last several months, players have faced challenges of staying in shape while also trying to build continuity with their teammates. Clovis West graduated a senior quarterback in Brad Senneway a season ago and one of the contenders to replace him is sophomore Dayton Tafoya.

“With everything going on right now, Dayton and I go once a week to run routes. The rest of the days I’m by myself working on footwork, doing receiver drills, and putting in little details to perfect my route running.”

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