Recruiters Discovering "Big Tank"

Shaker Heights (OH) is having a fine season in 2012, and college recruiters are flocking to see a talented roster, including four-star senior lineman Donovan Munger. But his teammate, junior Ja'Merez Bowen is also hitting the recruiting radar.

Four-star two way lineman Donovan Munger is reason alone to watch Shaker Heights (OH) play this season, but the program has several talented underclassmen on the roster.

Junior offensive tackle Ja'Merez Bowen, 6-foot-5, 275-pounds, stands out as a prospect to watch in Ohio for the class of 2014. He was dominant against Cuyahoga Falls recently.

"I didn't play last year as a sophomore, so this is my first year as a starter, and I have a long way to go," Bowen stated recently. "I'm getting off the ball well, and I try to always play to the whistle. I like offensive tackle, but I like playing defense too. I will play wherever my team needs me."

As college recruiters flock to Shaker Heights to watch Munger, they are noticing "Tank" Bowen. He holds two offers.

"I have two offers right now, from Akron and Pittsburgh," he explained. "I was so happy to get that first offer from Akron, because playing college football is a dream of mine. Pittsburgh was in our school to see a lot of us, and I'm very high on that program. Miami of Ohio has also invited me down for a game, so my name is starting to get out there."

EVALUATION: Bowen is a very raw athlete and he hasn't played a lot of football yet, but he has the size, foot speed and balance needed to play at the next level. Would like to see him play with more aggressiveness, but that will come with more reps playing the position. Bowen played defense in the game I saw him and looked good, but it appears his future lies on the offensive line. He has the height and wingspan to play tackle at the next level.

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