It's Getting Crazy
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National Recruiting Editor
Posted Apr 21, 2008


"I really don't have any favorites right now," Stavion Lowe said. "It's been getting kind of crazy so I think I'll take my time and go on my visits during the fall. I probably won't wait too long though. I'd like to commit early during my season. I want a place where I'll have an opportunity to play early that's in a good environment and where I’m comfortable with the coaches..."

Stavion Lowe, the 6-foot-4, 295-pound three-star offensive tackle from Brownwood, Texas, now denies a leader from among his 14 scholarship offers.

"I really don't have any favorites right now," Lowe said. "They are all good schools and good choices. But it's been getting kind of crazy so I think I'll take my time and go on my visits during the fall. I probably won't wait too long though. I'd like to commit early during my season.

"I want a place where I'll have an opportunity to play early that's in a good environment and where I’m comfortable with the coaches," Lowe said. "I also want to make sure they have a good grad rate and tradition."

Lowe has attended the spring games at both Texas A&M and Auburn. The Aggies are only about two and half hours from his house.

"I had a lot of fun at the A&M game," he said. "I was excited to see what coach Mike Sherman has in store for them. He's putting in a pro-style offense and it seemed like they've already made some improvements. They look like they were moving the ball pretty well."

In fact, coach Sherman made quite an impression on Lowe. "He's real smart," he said. "He has the tools to prepare you for the NFL.

"I also really like the environment at A&M," he said. "I love all the support and pride they all have in A&M. It's all about the Aggies and the crowds are great."

The Auburn atmosphere was also a major highlight for Lowe. "The town is crazy," he said. "They are crazy about their football team. I didn't expect it to be like that. We went to a small restaurant with some of their players and everyone there knew them and got all excited.

"I also like their new spread offense," he said. "They have a lot of great athletes on the team."

The only other schools that Lowe has already visited are Texas Tech and Oklahoma.

"Texas Tech has really nice facilities and I liked the player apartments a lot," Lowe said. "It's a nice area too, but I haven't heard much from them recently.

"Oklahoma is recruiting me and my coach said they told him they were planning to come and see one of our practices," he said. "It sounds like they might offer eventually. They haven't offered any linemen yet and are still doing their evaluations."

Lowe says it's the Sooner tradition that appeals to him the most. "It's a powerhouse," he said. "They've been pretty dominant in the Big 12 and I like all the honors and awards they always win."

Another school that Lowe says he plans to visit is Notre Dame and the Irish have already offered. "I don't think I'll have a chance to visit them this summer," he said. "But that's definitely a school I'd like to take an official visit to.

"They have a great head coach leading them and you can't go wrong with them," Lowe said. "Notre Dame has a rich tradition and even though they slipped a little last year I'm sure they'll get it back."

Tennessee and Arkansas are two other schools that have offered Lowe. "I'm trying to plan a trip to Tennessee this summer," he said. "I like Arkansas too, but I don't really know much about them. That's why I want to visit them. They have new coaches there, so I'm interested to see how they do next season."

Lowe said he also has offers from Ole Miss, Minnesota, Arizona and Wake Forest, among others.

Although Lowe didn't follow a specific program as a kid, he said that he did like the Texas Longhorns. "But that's really because I liked Vince Young," he said. "I don't really follow them now."

Lowe is ranked as the No. 21 offensive tackle in the country by Scout.com. He benches 345 pounds, squats 485 and has a 27-inch vertical jump. "I have great footwork and I stay low," he said. "I'm great at pass protection. I play aggressive and smart and I try not to be too predictable.

"You can continue to get better at everything," he said. "I want to keep building my game and keep getting my speed better. I work out like two times a day in the weight room and am also doing a lot of footwork drills."

Lowe reports a 2.6 core GPA and took the ACT in April.



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