"Things Didn't Work Out."

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jan 19, 2007
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


In late November, Howard Bowens talked as though he was going to Washington. In December, he said there was an 80 percent chance that he'd be a Husky. But, by January the Huskies were no longer in the picture. Originally, he was supposed to officially visit Seattle on Dec. 1, which got pushed back to Jan. 5, which got cancelled. Now Bowens is left with a single scholarship offer from Idaho.

Howard Bowens (6-0, 216, 4.6), the Scout.com two-star linebacker from Claremont (Calif.), had offers from Washington, Boise State and Colorado State. At one point, Bowens seemed destined to be a Husky, even calling himself "a lock" to go to Washington. Unfortunately, things don't always work out the way we'd like them to and Bowens is now left with only one scholarship offer - Idaho.

"A lot of schools ran out of scholarship offers because they got all their commitments," Bowens said. "Things didn't really work out with Washington. That's not the place for me. There's a lot for me to consider now and I'm just really not sure what I want to do. I'd like to commit before signing day, but I'd like to get more offers."

Bowens will be visiting Idaho on Jan. 26. "I like their defensive schemes," Bowens said. "They are very aggressive. Plus, it's the type of school that I think I could go in early and really make a difference on the field. I could help them out and I like that."

Despite Idaho being his only offer, Bowens says he'd still like to visit Colorado and San Diego State. "They are both still recruiting me," he said. "I really like the area at Colorado and it's a nice program that is on the rise. I like their tradition and they have a history of producing good players. They said they are very interested and we'll see if they offer. I'm trying to set up a visit with them for the end of the month."

He reports a 2.5 core GPA and a 1500 SAT (new version).



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