"The last day and the last night of (an official visit) is just thinking about everything and if you can be there," Bower said. "Each place I could see myself playing, and that makes this a really hard decision."
Bower, a 6-foot-5, 235-pounder out of Immaculata High (Somerville, N.J.), is slated to visit Auburn unofficially this weekend before sitting down with his family, listing the pros and cons of each school and coming to a conclusion.
The latest program Bower got an in-depth look at was LSU, and it began in high style.
"We went to a Brazilian steakhouse," he said. "I would recommend it. It was really good. Then, we hung out with the players a little bit."
However, Bower called it an early night because he wasn't feeling well, so he headed for his hotel room to rest before an active Saturday.
"We walked through the athletics and academic parts of the school," he said. "I wasn't expecting it, but the campus is pretty big. I think that was the biggest one.
"One thing I've learned in going to all the schools is all the places are the same; great guys and great coaching staff. That's what is making everything 10 times harder."
Bower also had the opportunity to meet with LSU coach Les Miles.
"I talked to a little bit with coach Miles each day, which is good," Bower said. "We had the main talk Sunday and he said he's not afraid to play freshmen, and they will compete for an SEC championship year in, year out."
"He's a really cool guy, really good dude. Coach Miles really is a character. You can joke around and talk to him and being around him …he's a good guy."