Four-star defensive tackle Jeff Owens of Plantation (Fla.) recently had his senior season ended with a first round loss in the state playoffs. Now that there isn't practice every night, Owens has shifted his focus to recruiting, and has already setup his first official visit.
"I'm going to visit Miami on the weekend of January 21-23rd," said the 6-2, 265 pounder Wednesday night.
"I'm also looking at Florida State, Oklahoma, Auburn, Georgia and NC State, and I'm gonna try to take all five visits."
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Owens, who had 15 sacks as a junior, topped that number by registering 18 as a senior, helping Plantation to a 8-1 regular season before Miami Northwestern stopped them in the opening round of the State 6A playoffs.
He was also one of the top performers at the NIKE Camp in Miami back in April, clocking a 4.84 in the 40 and benching a camp-best 36 reps of 185 pounds, showing the strength and speed that make him such a coveted prospect.
"They got us, they are a good team, but we almost came back on them," Owens said of last week's game.
The game won't be Owens' last however in high school football, as he'll play in the CaliFlorida Bowl on Jan. 2nd in the Orange Bowl, an all-star game pitting the best of Florida versus the best of California.