There have been no shortage of offers for Garland, Texas cornerback/safety Devin McDowell over the last few months from Boston College to Oklahoma State. Numerous schools across the country have sent offers his way.
However, the 5-foot-9, 170-pound defensive back would like to keep things somewhat close to home. That is where his top two come in. McDowell is favoring Iowa State and Oklahoma State at the current time. While OSU is close to his home state, McDowell's brother DeAndre Jackson stars for the Cyclones.
"They're still the top teams for me," McDowell said. "It's really because the other ones are a bit far away like Maryland and Boston College. Kansas I thought would have a better year. Plus, my brother plays for ISU and that's the main reason I want to go there."
"I've always wanted to play for an Oklahoma team and so OSU has always been one of my favorites."
Originally, McDowell was scheduled to see the Cyclones on his first official visit this weekend. With the playoffs over, that seemed ready to go. That has been shifted.
"I've got a family emergency that I've got to handle this weekend, so I moved my visit to Iowa State for Dec. 16," McDowell said. "I'm going to make my decision before Christmas. I'm pretty sure I'll be seeing OSU too before I decide."
McDowell says that both Big 12 teams are even in his mind as the leaders.
"It's a tough decision between the two," he said. "To be honest, I don't know if one is above the other."