John Howse IV signs with Vanderbilt

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John Howse IV signed a National Letter of Intent with Vanderbilt on Wednesday, December 16. Look inside to get the scoop on this exciting addition to the 2021 Vanderbilt class.

John Howse IV Profile

John Howse IV is a 6-foot-2, 185 pound defensive back from Brentwood, Tennessee. Howse IV is rated 3 stars by and 3 stars by According to, Howse IV committed to Vanderbilt on September 29, 2020.

Howse IV is considered one of the top 2021 high school football prospects in the state of Tennessee. John Howse IV is ranked the No. 30 high school football prospect in the state of Tennessee by

In addition to Vanderbilt, some of Howse IV‘s more notable offers included Penn State, Purdue, Ole Miss, Nebraska, NC State, Missouri, Virginia, Kentucky Mississippi State, Kansas and Maryland.

John is one of 20 known 2021 football commits for Vanderbilt. This number will likely change due to additional commits or decommits. For a complete list of all the Vanderbilt‘s commits and signees check out our’s 2021 SEC football commit lists.

John Howse IV Scouting Report

John Howse IV is a two-sport athlete as a football and track guy in high school. Tallied 60 tackles, nine pass breakups and five tackles for a loss as a junior at Brentwood. Great size for a cornerback at 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds means he can compete with taller wide receivers and is a player that won't shy out of a tackle against running backs breaking through the line. In the video below, Howze demonstrates his ability to read a quarterback and break on the ball on back-to-back plays starting at the 0.37 mark. Ideal lateral agility and finishes plays with a fast close. (Steve Wright)

John Howse IV Highlights

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