SALT LAKE CITY — He might be young, but Howie Iongi is already believed to be one of the best high school football players in the country.
At least according to ESPN’s Tom Luginbill and Craig Haubert. The duo recently ranked the top 25 football prospects nationwide, regardless of graduating class. Iongi, only a freshman this past season, made it on the list at No. 25.
“The 6-2, 285-pounder showed elite ability as a freshman at defensive tackle in 2019,” Luginbill and Haubert wrote. “The explosive prospect with natural strength and range has offers from LSU and Texas A&M with many more to follow.”
Iongi compares favorably to Clemson freshman Tyler Davis, they continued. Davis racked up 21 tackles and 5.5 sacks this season for the Tigers.
Coaches— Timpview Football (@T_BirdFootball) March 5, 2020
Another 2023 DL that will be having a big year for us! Quick, explosive! Going to be a nightmare for offenses this next year! Big time player!
Howie Iongi @HowieIongi
Class of 2023
Iongi is a new arrival to Timpview. He spent the 2019 season in Westlake Village, California, playing for the Westlake Warriors. He recorded 30 tackles and two sacks in just two games played, according to MaxPreps.
In addition to the offers from LSU and Texas A&M, Iongi also holds an offer from the University of Utah.
Iongi joins a Timpview team that advanced to the 5A state championship game this past November, before losing in a heartbreaker to rival Orem.