Mansfield, Texas tight end Trent Gow is known for his attitude and versatility. The son of a coach, Gow is a no nonsense prospect, who is just as happy grinding a defender into the dirt as he is making a leaping one-handed touchdown grab.
At 6-3, 235 pounds, Gow has the ability to line up at tight end, h-back, fullback, or flex out to give the defense another look. The ability to play so many different spots attracted the attention of several college coaches. Over the course of the last few months interest has come from the likes Texas, LSU, Tulsa, Iowa State, and Nebraska, and the three-star tight end took several unofficial visits in the spring and summer.
In April Gow received an offer from the Air Force, and he was immediately intrigued. The more he learned the better the Air Force Academy began to look
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"I was really excited because it was my first offer," Gow said. "I didn't really know a whole lot about the academics and everything, but over the summer I learned a lot about it and I liked it a lot when we went out there this weekend to watch them play Navy so I pulled the trigger and committed."
Gow attended camp at Air Force this summer, but Saturday's match-up with Navy was his first time seeing Air Force play in person. After getting a few questions answered, he knew he was ready to make his decision.
"I liked them a lot after the summer, after camp. It was just the whole military thing I had to get my head wrapped around," Gow said. "That took awhile, but I'm cool with it now. I got a peace of mind when I talked to a few of the cadets about it. I talked to a receiver Gary (Davis) that we had at Mansfield last year who went to the Academy and he put my mind at ease and I feel really good about it."
Gow chose the Air Force Academy over offers from Georgia State and Central Arkansas. UTEP indicated an offer was coming just before he made his decision, but nothing else matters now , Gow is all set for the Air Force Academy.
"It feels great. It's a huge weight off my shoulders," Gow said. "I don't have to worry about that now. All I have to worry about is the rest of my senior year and finishing out strong."
Gow is 5.5, three-star prospect and regarded as one of the top tight ends in Texas for the 2013 recruiting class.
As a sophomore Gow recorded 13 receptions for 129 yards and 2 TDs, earning first-team all-district honors. In 2011, he again earned first-team all-district honors, as he caught 10 passes for 188 yards and 2 TDs. Through 5 games in 2012, Gow has 5 receptions for 41 yards and a TD.