Playing Close to Home Key in Bowser's Decision

Following the verbal commitment of Maryvale teammate Jermaine Williams to the Sun Devils, it seemed all but certain that Brantwon Bowser would follow suit. On Friday that theory became reality, and the cornerback talked to Devils Digest about his decision.

"I always wanted to go to ASU," said the 6-1 185 Brantwon Bowser. "After Jermaine committed I talked about it with my family. I thought it be real cool if my family and friends could see me play in college – that means a lot to me. So I decided to commit to ASU."

As reported by the cornerback made his decision known to Arizona State's coaches prior to a passing league that took place on campus this past Friday night. "I told coach Koetter and coach Carrier that I'm coming to ASU," Bowser commented. "They were all excited, and there were a lot of smiles and hugs." Bowser added that he's excited to be coached by Carrier, a three time pro-bowl selection. "He played in the NFL, so he can help me get to the next level."

Bowser was arguably the top cornerback in's Los Angeles combine last month, where ran a 4.58 in the 40-yard dash and posted a 39-inch vertical. During the recruiting process, he was visited by schools such as Michigan State, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Oregon, Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas State.

Bowser acknowledged that he needs to improve in the classroom, and as we speak he's already hard at work. "I'm taking summer school now, and I'm gonna work hard in school to get my grades better," he remarked. "I took the ACT for the first time yesterday and I think I did OK. I know I'm gonna get it done."

Ever since the 2006 recruiting season started, the Maryvale duo of Bowser and Williams was high on Arizona State's wish list. It may have been sooner than expected, but the Sun Devils are obviously not going to complain about receiving commitments from both of these local standouts.

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