Tyler (Texas) John Tyler defensive end Tyus Bowser stands 6-3, 220-pounds and brings an athleticism to the field of play that is hard to find. That overall athleticism has led to him playing a key role at several different positions for the Lions.
"This past Friday I played quarterback, defensive end, and wide receiver," Bowser said. "I knew I was going to play defensive end and wide receiver but our quarterback got hurt a little bit so I had to go in at quarterback. It's a whole different story once you are there and there is a different team in front of you instead of your teammates. I was kind of nervous at first but I calmed down a little bit."
For some, the task of playing so many positions would be too much. Not for Bowser, in fact he sees it as his duty for the team.
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"I just bring in leadership, play whatever position my coaches need me to do, and give it my all," Bowser said.
It is the kind of attitude Bowser displays that once again has John Tyler looking like one of the top teams in Texas with a strong 3-1 record on the season.
His attitude and versatility also make him an intriguing college prospect. When it comes to recruiting, Bowser has not talked much with college coaches. He currently holds offers from West Virginia, Missouri, Texas Tech, Memphis, and Louisiana-Lafayette, and has received interest from the likes of Oklahoma State, SMU, and TCU, but three schools are showing the most interest.
"I'd say maybe like Texas Tech or Missouri and West Virginia," Bowser said.
He has taken notice of the interest from the programs, but he is quick to point out everyone is equal in his eyes.
"No, I don't really have any major favorites," Bowser said. "I'm just trying to get a feel for each school that's offered me right now."
This summer he did not attend any summer camps and this fall he has not taken any visits, but he does plan to check out a few schools in the future.
"I haven't taken any visits right now, but I plan to later on," Bowser said. "Probably like Texas Tech or…I really don't know many but I have a couple."
For now though, Bowser is focused on the season and doing what he can to help John Tyler win.
"I plan on just playing things out and making a decision towards the end," Bowser said
In addition to the interest on the football field, he has also seen interest from college basketball programs such as Texas A&M, Oral Roberts, and New Mexico. He is currently ranked No. 81 in the Rivals.com 2013 Texas Top 100.