David Dowell talks recruiting

The Dowell twins, who verbally committed to Northwestern in April, are still looking around and visited two SEC schools last week. The twins haven't said a lot of the media on their recruiting, David Dowell spoke with VandyMania.com on finding the right place for the next four years.

David Dowell, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver/cornerback, and Andrew, a 6-foot, 200-pound running back, play together at St. Edward High School in the Greater Cleveland area.

"My brother and I went to Vanderbilt and Kentucky last week," Dowell said. "I can't really comment much right now on the visits, but I will stay they both went really well. Vanderbilt has offered. They like me at either wide receiver or cornerback. They said they think I'm able to play both [at the college level]. I'd say my offers have been split between the two positions. I like corner but, you know, some days that changes.

"Right now, I'm up to 17 offers. I'm looking for a school with strong academics first of all. I love a school with a lot of tradition when it comes to winning. I'm hoping to have a good relationship with the position coach and will look at how well I can relate to him when I decide where I'm going. I want to play for coaches who I can learn from that make me feel comfortable, like family."

David Dowell made Second Team All-District at wide receiver for St. Edward in 2013. He made 26 catches for 483 yards and seven touchdowns. On defense he made 32 tackles with three interceptions. Most assume that Andrew will sign with the same school as his twin brother. He rushed for 968 yards on 158 carries with 13 touchdowns as a junior.

Dowell said his team "looks strong" for the upcoming season. The quarterback, Brett Kean, has committed to USF. They also have Alex Stump, a wide receiver, commit to Kentucky, Troy Henderson, a linebacker, commit to Syracuse, and Shaun Crawford, a defensive back, commit to Notre Dame. Nick Medline of Scout.com reported that the Dowell twins decommitted from Northwestern last Monday.

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