Bridger Cowdin as a pair of non-Division I offers. He's held them for some time and is flattered by the opportunity. It's not that he thinks he's too good for any interested school. It's just that he's holding out for something bigger.
More specifically, he's hoping one of Utah's in-state schools reward him with a scholarship. If that happens, his recruitment could end in a hurry. Cowdin, a 5-foot-11 athlete from St. George (Utah) Dixie High School, has already taken an official visit to BYU and liked what he saw enough to make a bold proclamation.
"If they offered me, I'd take it," Cowdin said in a text message. "It was nice up there at BYU."
It's not just BYU, though. Utah holds a trump card of sorts. And if an offer from the Utes shows up in the near future, the result will be the same. It seems as though if an in-state program wants Cowdin on its roster, all it needs to do is offer.
"I'm more of a Utah fan, to be honest," Cowdin said. "But, like I said. I wouldn't turn down an offer if it was good. So BYU is great, too."
But other schools are involved. Things aren't moving as quickly as Cowdin would like, but that's not to say his recruitment is in a total stall. Programs are poking around. Things are progressing.
"I've been getting a lot of letters from USC, Oregon, Utah, Nebraska and BYU," Cowdin said. "I've met with the BYU coach and talked to the Harvard coach on the phone. We're just trying to figure out which camps to hit up this summer."
Cowdin, who plays running back in high school, says he may stay at his natural position or switch to wide receiver at the next level. He plays both on the 7-on-7 circuit.