East Carolina commit Jerry Howard flips to Tech

Jerry Howard, a 3-star senior running back previously committed to East Carolina, flipped his commitment to Georgia Tech on Monday.

A 6-foot, 210 pound senior from Rock Hill, SC, Howard previously committed to East Carolina on June 21, according to 247 Sports.

Howard announced his decision to become a Yellow Jacket in a post on Twitter on Monday morning writing, "I would like to say thank you to the East Carolina University coaching staff for recruiting me and giving me a scholarship. However, after talking it over with my parents and coaches, I've decided to decommit from East Carolina University and commit to Georgia Tech."

Howard had 17 offers for 2017 including Georgia Tech, Air Force, Appalachian State, Army, Charleston Southern, Georgia Southern, Navy and Old Dominion.

The senior from Northwestern High School wrapped up his senior season on Friday night after a 33-30 loss to Gaffney High School in the first round of South Carolina High School Football State Championships Class AAAAA. The Northwestern Trojans went 9-2 in the regular season.