Bower Recaps Auburn, Readies for Decision

Immaculata High (Somerville, N.J.) four-star defensive end Tashawn Bower made an unofficial visit to Auburn over the weekend and is now reading for his final decision.

Immaculata High (Somerville, N.J.) four-star defensive end Tashawn Bower is in the process of weighing the pros and cons of each program, but he now has complete information to do so.

After making official visits to Florida, Florida State and LSU, the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Bower made a return visit to Auburn, where he remains committed, for an unofficial visit this past weekend.

"I think it really helped my re-evaluation with everything," Bower said. "I could have not went and not known how all the people are, and how all the coaches are there. I didn't really get a good feel for the people the last time I was down there, so that is why I wanted to come down again."

Bower will announce his decision Wednesday, although he is yet to settle on a time.

But the trip to Auburn allowed Bower to spend time with the new coaching staff, which was important. He said head coach Gus Malzahn and defensive line coach Rodney Garner spent plenty of time talking to him during parts of the three days he was on campus.

"I got to see the staff in their own environment, and how they do things, just like I saw the (other) staff before when I was there," Bower said. "It was the same feeling. Nothing really changed except the staff.

"They talked about how they were excited to have me down and the need for the end spot. I will have an opportunity to come in and play early and compete, and they're changing things for the better."

When Bower made his official visit in October, he didn't have the opportunity to hang around with many of the players. That changed this weekend.

"I was able to meet a lot off new people, so that was really cool," he said. "They were also really good people."

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