It was an hectic fall for top junior defensive end Tashawn Bower. Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata overachieved on the field, while off the field he continued to reel in offers.
"We did a lot of things we didn't expect to do, a lot of guys stepped up and we were all pretty happy with it," said Bower.
Going into the off-season and his senior year, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end knows exactly what he needs to do.
"I need to work on coming off the ball fast and using my hands better to shed blockers," said Bower.
Bower already has thirteen offers from top programs like Florida State, Ohio State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech, but there are a few other schools that he hopes to add to his total in the coming months.
"I would love to get an offer from Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida," said Bower. "I think I would fit well as a defensive end in a 4-3 system. I know Florida State and South Carolina do great things with their defensive ends."
Bower had a busy summer and attended several summer camps, and has also taken recent visits to Rutgers and Connecticut, who have also both offered. He will look to stay busy in the coming months by visiting several more schools. Bower will also look to attend a few combines and camps, but is unsure of which ones at this time.