Four-star CB Jamari Howard commits to Florida State

Field Level Media

November 10, 2023 at 5:49 pm.

Florida State coach Mike Norvell added to his recruiting haul for the Class of 2024 with a verbal pledge Friday from four-star cornerback Jamari Howard.

The Seminoles already have commitments from five-star cornerback Charles Lester III of Venice (Fla.) High and five-star safety KJ Bolden of Buford (Ga.) High.

Howard, a senior at Miami’s Norland High School, is ranked in the 247Sports Composite as the No. 123 player in the nation, the No. 11 cornerback and No. 18 player in Florida.

He had verbally committed to Michigan State in September 2022 but reopened his recruitment on May 13. He chose FSU over the Spartans, Florida, Maryland and Rutgers.

“I’ve got to go there to work,” Howard said in making his announcement on 247Sports’ YouTube channel, and added it wouldn’t be easy. “You’ve got to go out there and grind.”

The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder played at Hialeah Westland High as a junior and totaled 33 tackles, 15 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one interception and one punt return for a touchdown.

He transferred to Norland for his senior year and has 30 tackles, including one sack and eight tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and one blocked kick in nine games.