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Four-star offensive lineman Connor Howes offered by Rutgers

Connor Howes, an offensive lineman from Florida, was among Rutgers football’s latest starting offers this week. He is an elite offensive lineman and one of the top tackling prospects in the country.

A four-star offensive lineman from Saint Cloud High School (Saint Cloud, Fla.), Howes is a member of the Class of 2025. On Thursday, he withdrew his first Big Ten offer from Rutgers).

Already on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster, he stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 295 pounds.

A four-star in the 247Sports Composite, he is the No. 30 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 47 recruit in Florida in his class.

He currently holds offers from Arkansas, UCF, FAU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Troy and USF, among others.

Rutgers’ offensive line rebuild took a big turn last year with the hiring of Pat Flaherty. An offensive line coach in the NFL for two decades, Flaherty won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants.

He was instrumental in turning Shaun O’Hara, a former Rutgers offensive lineman, into an All-Pro.

Following Rutgers’ offer, Howes posted about it on social media:

Rutgers currently has the 29th ranked recruiting class in the country and includes two commitments from Florida.

Last fall, three-star quarterback Sean Ashenfelder (offered by UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Liberty, Pittsburgh, USF, Virginia Tech and West Virginia) was Rutgers’ first commit. This spring, three-star defensive lineman Jyon Simon (who played in six finals including Miami, Mississippi State, South Carolina, South Florida and West Virginia) became Florida’s second recruit to s commit to Rutgers.