Quarterback Nick Owens (6-1, 185, 4.54) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake was able to get some spot duty as a junior backing up Air Force bound Ryan Campbell because he has two offers on the table.
Owens has worked extremely hard this offseason because he knows what's at stake. If he's going to be able to add more offers to his resume, a good senior season is a must.
"I'm very excited about the coming season," Owens said. "We get to open against Wiapaha high school in Honolulu (Hawai'i) on August 31st.
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"I've been working out very hard ever since the end of last season when we lost to eventual state champion Canyon Country (Calif.) Canyon," Owens said. "I've put on 20-pounds and got my 40-time down to 4.54.
"I'm very happy with those results and I'm going to continue to work throughout the season because there is a lot of good competition and talent in our league," Owens said. "I've been working out a lot throwing with my brother, Chris (Owens), who signed with Florida A&M out of high school and current UCLA quarterback Ben Olson.
"Recruiting wise it has been going well," Owens said. "I have two offers from Georgia Southern and Middle Tennessee State.
"I'm going to visit Boise State this Thursday (August 2nd) and Colorado State on Monday (August 6th)," Owens said. "Both visits are unofficial.
"I received a lot of letters from programs in the Mountain West and WAC," Owens said. "Boise State really stood out to me with regards to their program and the work ethic of their players. Boise State is also known for their development of "sleeper" prospects.
"I'm really good friends with Chris Potter who has already committed to Boise State. I've talked to Chris and with his father Dana and they helped me get in touch with coach Brent Pease.
"Boise State is just starting their training camp and the coaches want to meet me and have me take a tour of the campus.
"Colorado State assistant coach Jesse Williams contacted me back in May after he saw me throw at a combine," Owens said. "He told me he liked what he saw. He also said that he thought I would fit in well with their program. Coach Williams is also interested in my teammate and wide receiver Curtis Peterson.
"Both programs are very team first oriented and I think that is a good thing," Owens said. "It is better to work as a team than have a bunch of individuals. The team concept always wins.
Owens is also seeing recruiting action from Illinois, Northwestern and Mississippi State.