Junior defensive end Tashawn Bower of Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata is considered one of the top 2013 prospects from the Garden State. Already up to 14 offers, Bower is looking to take an aggressive approach to his recruiting process in the coming months by taking several visits.
"Oklahoma and Pitt are my most recent offers," said Bower.
Those two offers join previous offers from Florida State, Maryland, Rutgers, Connecticut, Ohio State, Purdue, Tennessee, South Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Since college coaches have been allowed to visit high schools again, Bower has hosted a number of national programs.
"I haven't really talked to them, but I've seen Rutgers, Georgia, Bama, Pitt and Michigan," said Bower, who is 6-foot-5 and 230-pounds.
Aside from his current list of offers, Bower believes that Michigan, Florida, Notre Dame and Alabama may be next to add to his total.
With plenty of options on his plate, Bower will try and visit as many schools as possible in the next couple of months.
"I'll be going to South Carolina sometime in February, maybe Bama later this month and possibly Florida and Florida State," said Bower. "When I'm at South Carolina, I'm going to try to get to Clemson too."
When on his visits, Bower hopes to check on a few certain parts of each program.
"I just want to meet the coaches and players, and I want to see if I would be able to feel comfortable in the area," said Bower.
The athletic defensive end finished his junior season with 75 tackles and nine tackles for a loss. He shared his off-season plans.
"Just to keep lifting and conditioning, gaining wait and trying to see what's out there," said Bower.