2015 National Signing Day: Kraig Howe profile


High School Accolades: 2014 AP Ohio (Div IV) Co-Defensive Player of the Year, 1st team AP All-State (senior), 2nd team AP All-State (junior), 2 time AP All-Southwest Ohio selection

Senior Stats: 84 tackles, 1 FF, 1 FR

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Our View: Kraig Howe was the second commit that head coach Paul Chryst and his staff flipped from Pitt to the Badgers. He also happens to fit an interesting profile as an underrecruited player out of Archbishop Alter high school in Dayton, Ohio — the same school that produced some guy named Chris Borland.

He also happens to have an extremely high motor that will be very useful at the bigger of the two end positions in Dave Aranda’s defense. Think Konrad Zagzebski’s role, only more of an athletic and smaller Warren Herring on the motor and athletic ability side.

Despite that, Howe does seem to lack a bit of speed out in the open, but that’s not going to be what he’s asked to do at Wisconsin. He’s also got some work to do on his technique and leverage game, which makes him a perfect candidate to redshirt this season and see where it takes him.

Howe is an intriguing long-term prospect but it’s hard to see him making an impact until he’s an upperclassman.

Andrew Coppens

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a member of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). He is the Managing Editor of MadTownBadger and associate editor of Bloguin's World Cup site, as well as Publisher of Big Ten site