Howell completed the 2013 baseball season as a Bearcat at Binghamton University as a junior. He started in all 49 games that he appeared in. He committed only 7 errors in 135 chances. During his sophomore year he collected 47 hits. He commited only 7 errors in 191 chances while in the field. During his freshman year he had a .272 batting average with 40 hits and 14 RBI. In high school he was named First Team All-Central New York.