Top Five Reshuffling

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Sep 3, 2008


New to Daytawian Lowe's top five are Pittsburgh and Stanford. "Pittsburgh is a team that seems to be pretty good, but nobody really knows them," Lowe said. "People don't really talk too much about them and I feel like I could go there and really make an impact. With Stanford it's their academics that stand out. I know they have very prestigious academics and a degree from them provides..."

Daytawion Lowe, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound four-star safety/cornerback from Carl Albert High School in Oklahoma City, Okla., now has 15 scholarship offers and has already scheduled an official visit to Nebraska on Sept. 27, when the Huskers take on Virginia Tech.

"I really like the new things that they are doing there," Lowe said of the new Husker coaches. "I like Bo Pelini. He's a great coach and is just great at what he does. He's coached some of the best players and knows what he's doing."

Lowe believes that the Huskers will be able to return to prominence under coach Pelini. "Yeah, they'll be better for sure," he said. "I think they'll be a great team in a few years."

Another thing that Lowe likes about Nebraska is their defense. "I love the scheme they run," he said. "I think I'd be able to fit in well there."

Despite having chosen to visit the Huskers first, Lowe says he continues to favor Oklahoma State slightly over Nebraska, Missouri, Pittsburgh and Stanford. He says all of his favorites have offered.

"I'm pretty positive I'll wait and take all five of my visits," Lowe said. "I want to make sure I give everyone a shot and check them all out.

"I want to make sure I vibe with everyone and that I like the environment," he said. "I want to feel at home and that can be in a big city or small town - it doesn't matter."

Lowe attended camps at Oklahoma State and Texas Tech and says the Cowboys are recruiting him the hardest. "It's not that they are really doing anything different," Lowe said. "But they are just doing more of it. They definitely send the most mail with notes and letters every day."

The Cowboys are doing their best to try and keep Lowe in-state and he admits he was impressed by their first game. "They looked pretty good," he said "I think they played some good ball and hopefully they can keep it up.

"They played solid defense and offense and looked great on special teams," he said of the Cowboys 39-13 victory over Washington State. "I think they are going to have a great season."

Another team that has impressed Lowe is Missouri and the Tigers are coming off a successful season-opener against Illinois. "I love the coaches," he said of the Tigers. "It's a great atmosphere there and they are still coming up. The team is pretty young and playing great football. I think they are real good."

New to Lowe's top five are Pittsburgh and Stanford.

"Pittsburgh is a team that seems to be pretty good, but nobody really knows them," he said. "People don't really talk too much about them and I feel like I could go there and really make an impact. I could probably play early there and help the program.

"With Stanford it's their academics that stand out," he said. "I know they have very prestigious academics and a degree from them provides great opportunities in the future. If I didn't make it in the league, a Stanford degree would be great to have. It means a lot."

The schools which were displaced by the Panthers and Cardinal are Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Kansas. "I still like those schools," Lowe stated. "They just aren't in my top five. They are in my top 10 for sure."

Lowe is Scout.com's No. 15 safety in the country, but some schools are recruiting him for cornerback. "Texas Tech and Kansas want me for corner," he said. "The others are all recruiting me for safety."

Carl Albert High School opens their season on Sept. 5 against Washington High School from Tulsa.

Lowe says he'd like to major in engineering and reports a 3.8 core GPA and a 21 ACT.



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