AUBURN, Ala. – The members of Auburn baseball’s 2018 signing class continue to roll in as head coach Butch Thompson announced the addition of Argyle, Texas, native Kason Howell Wednesday afternoon.
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Plays at Liberty Christian (Texas) School for coach Johnny Isom … rated the No. 21 outfielder in the state and a top-500 player nationally … hit .466 with six home runs, 36 RBI and 27 stolen bases as a junior … set the school record for most doubles (16) in a season as a sophomore and most hits (63) in a season as a junior … named TAPPS First Team All-State in 2017 and Second Team All-State in 2016 … also a two-time All-District I honoree and the 2017 District I Offensive Player of the Year … competed for the Texas Rangers in the Area Code Games last summer … four-year starter at free safety on the football team, where he is a two-time TAPPS All-District and All-State performer … son of Eric and Kristy Howell … has three siblings, Jon Aaron (22), Kyleb (21) and Julia (12).
Q&A with AuburnTigers.com
AuburnTigers.com: Why Auburn? What makes it special?
Kason Howell: Auburn is the perfect fit for me. I love the sense of home I feel when I step foot on campus. The town is very supportive of the baseball program, and it’s exciting to be a part of what Coach Thompson and his staff have built over the past few years.
AT: How do you see the decision to come to Auburn impacting your life?
KH: I think Auburn and the positive impact the people and coaching staff will have on me will set me up for whatever career I choose. These things will also have an impact on the person I’ll ultimately become.
AT: What can you say about the Auburn coaching staff?
KH: After talking with Coach Thompson and his staff, I had no doubt that Auburn is the pace I wanted to be. It’s amazing to see what they have done with the program and the excitement surrounding it. It’s going to be even more incredible to be a part of it. The staff has a ton of knowledge about the game and is one of the best in the country.
The next member of the Tigers’ class will be announced Friday.