|High School:||Missouri Valley College|
Prior to Southern - Howarth originally signed with the Lions in 2009, but transferred to Missouri Valley College where he redshirted.
In High School - Howarth played for coach Scott Bailey at Lamar High School in Lamar, Mo. ... A three-year starter for Lamar, Howarth was a first team All-State selection at defensive back this season ... He was also a first-team All-Conference, All-District and Joplin Globe All-Area selection, while being a second team All-State selection by the Missouri Sportswriters ... A two-way star for Lamar, Howarth was also an All-Conference and All-District selection at quarterback.