Fowler is One to Watch

Gavin Fowler comes from good bloodlines and looks to be one of the top in-state quarterback prospects for 2011. Having seen a lot of success last season, Fowler is preparing himself hard for his final prep year and hopes to garner even more attention from college recruiters. TBS caught up with Fowler to learn more about him and who is giving him looks.

Gavin Fowler is a 6-foot, 185-pound quarterback/athlete prospect from Davis High School, and led the Darts to the state championship game last season. He's now building off that success and preparing hard for next season and beyond, as he hopes to make a spot for himself in the college ranks.

Having shared the backfield with all-everything running back Tanner Hinds last season, Fowler's opportunities to throw weren't aplenty, but that looks to change this year. Due to an impressive outing in the state championship game, among other factors, Davis is looking to throw it around a bit more next season, utilizing tight end and top local recruit Troy Hinds and receiver Daniel Moffett, who looks forward to a breakout final senior season.

"We're excited about this next year for sure and we're all training very hard," said Gavin Fowler, having just completed his speed training with TOSH Tuesday night. "We want to win state this year having come so close last year, so all of us are working as hard as we can in preparation for the coming season."

Fowler's training doesn't end with TOSH, as he's recently begun attending the Playmaker Football Academy in hopes of honing his quarterback skills.

"It's a great opportunity to work with some top instructors on the mechanics and everything about being a quarterback," he said. "I was able to focus on some footwork mechanics that is very important in becoming a better quarterback. It will be great to go there consistently to work on those type of things so that I'm ready to go when the season starts."

Fowler is the son of former Cougar quarterback Blaine Fowler and is subsequently the younger brother of former BYU safety Kellen Fowler and current BYU safety Landon Fowler. Like his older brothers and father, Gavin has been blessed with great natural football skills and ability, which may make him an option to play at another position other than quarterback at the next level.

Although another position is certainly a possibility, he's looking to make a spot for himself at the quarterback position and has been contacted by BYU coaches along with coaches from Utah, Washington State, San Diego State and Utah State about the possibilities of playing quarterback at the next level.

"I've had the most contact with BYU," related Fowler. "I've spoke with Coach Doman and I've been to BYU's Junior Day. Coach Doman says he likes what he sees in me and wants to see how I progress this coming season."

Fowler's film shows he has great mobility to go with a surprisingly strong arm for someone of his stature. Having been well-coached by his father and others, he already has good mechanics.

"Hopefully I can continue to work hard and show colleges that I can play quarterback at the next level," Fowler said. "That's my goal. I know I'm not the tallest guy, but I feel I have a very good arm, I can run well and do things that could make me successful as a college quarterback. I'm just working very hard now to improve those things to show coaches that I have what it takes by the time I'm done."

Fowler's highlights can be seen here.


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