Well he did beat EdO for Price and Lupoi for Owa head-to-head when he was at Ucla...tells you right there he's not going to back down on the recruiting trail.
That plus the fact that he utilized Davis to absolutely maximize his talents makes me pretty optimistic. I see a lot of similarities to Davis in Todd Barr's HS tapes, so I'm pretty fired up that Howard will utilize him similarly. If he does, watch out!
Sure hopefully he's warmly received by the current DL recruits but IMO this is a great hire first and foremost for the guys already on the roster.