A pair of heavyweights lead in the battle for
four-star Miami (Fla.) wide receiver
A member of the Rivals.com
Top 100 team and the No. 22 wideout in the nation, Bowe said
he's been too busy of late to make unofficial visits or line up any of his
officials, but LSU and Miami are his clear favorites.
"They're the main two," he said. "It's pretty equal
between them. Both of them have some real good things going for them. With
LSU, my homeboy Terrell McGill (a freshman offensive lineman out of Bowe's
Norland High School) is down there and he really likes it. I know some other
guys from around here who are being recruited by them, too, so that would be
pretty cool. I like their coaches and the whole personality of the place.
And they're coming after me strong, telling me I'm a very important player
for them in this signing class, so they've made me feel pretty special.
"With Miami, it's because it's so close to home and
I know some people there as well. Plus, it's a great team. What more can you
say about them?"
Bowe (6-3, 210, 4.5) said the Tigers and Hurricanes
would definitely get official visits. He's also considering Florida and
Florida State, but not to the same degree at this point.
As a junior, Bowe caught 32 passes for 624 yards and
two touchdowns. He also had six kick returns of 45 yards or longer, three of
them going the distance, so he's a dangerous specialist as well.
Through 11 games this season, Bowe has helped lead
Norland to a 9-2 record and the second round of the playoffs by catching 25
passes for 500 yards and nine touchdowns. His stats have been slowed a bit
by a deep bruise on his foot which forced him out of action for four games
late in the season.