John Tyler's Bowser A Player To Watch

One name went off the commitment list Wednesday but that just means there is room for another name to move up. That appears to be the case with Tyler (John Tyler), Texas defensive end and do-it-all athlete Tyus Bowser. The 6-3, 230-pound Bowser has 4.6 speed and while he does most of his work on defense, he has also helped out at quarterback and receiver on offense.

He has even helped out on punt and kickoff returns. Bowser came in at quarterback in the fourth quarter last week in the quarterfinal win over Frisco Centennial and hit TJT wide receiver and Oklahoma State commitment Fred Ross with a 13-yard touchdown pass that helped solidify the Lions lead in John Tyler's 38-24 victory.

"Anything you can do if you put your best effort into it then you can create positive results," Bowser told's Greg Powers after the Lions win.

I spoke with Bowser briefly Wednesday evening and he confirmed that Oklahoma State has picked up on its recruitment of him. The Cowboys are joining schools that have offered such as Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Missouri, Wyoming, Texas Tech, and West Virginia.

"Yes, Oklahoma State is recruiting me," confirmed Bowser.

He also said that he really didn't want to talk recruiting now, and he has been consistent with this attitude having not set up any official visits thus far.

"I want to focus on finishing my senior season and winning a state championship," he added.

When asked if he could contact us on Saturday or Sunday after John Tyler tries to win its way into the Class 4A Division I state championship game against Denton Guyer on Friday night in Midlothian. "I can do that," he finished.

Bowser is having an awesome season with 59 tackles, including 51 unassisted. The real monster number is his 24 sacks. Bowser also has two fumbles recovered and five fumbles caused.

Offensively, he has that touchdown pass last week and he has 11 carries for 22 rushing yards with two receptions for 46 yards, including a touchdown.

We'll anticipate hearing from Bowser this weekend. He also confirmed to Greg Powers that virtually all the schools recruiting him are looking at him as a defensive end or outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive scheme.

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