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Nation's all-time prep receptions leader commits to UTC

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Davis Howell catches a TD pass in the Class 3A state championship game in December. (Photo Courtesy: Knoxville News-Sentinel) Davis Howell catches a TD pass in the Class 3A state championship game in December. (Photo Courtesy: Knoxville News-Sentinel)

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- The hands that caught more passes than anyone in the history of high school football appear to be coming to the Scenic City.

Christian Academy of Knoxville receiver Davis Howell verbally committed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga following an official visit this weekend. Our media partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press were first to report his decision.

Howell is the nation's all-time leader in career receptions with 358 in his four-year career with the Warriors, setting the record during CAK's win over Milan in the Class 3A state championship game.

Howell caught 143 passes for 1,947 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Warriors to their second straight state title. The monsters are even more impressive considering he played the final five-and-a-half games with a broken hand.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder tweeted earlier this week that he received an offer from the Mocs, his first from a Division I program. The Knoxville News-Sentinel reports Howell received plenty of interest from other Football Championship Subdivision Schools like Tennessee Tech, Liberty and Furman, but his only offers were from non DI schools Cumberland and Tusculum.

Howell will sign scholarship papers on National Signing Day on February 6.

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