Two New Offers for Bowers

Cole Bowers has no current favorites, but has now secured offers from both in-state schools in West Virginia and Marshall. The Ona, W.Va., product also grabbed another offer on an unofficial visit to Virginia recently and is receiving interest from a few other programs as well. Bowers talked to us about both of his recent visits as well as what he has on tap.

Cabell Midland High School offensive tackle Cole Bowers recently picked up two new offers from West Virginia and Virginia and is still taking a hard look at Marshall as well. The 6-foot-5.5, 280-pound lineman claims no leaders despite reports from other media outlets and is simply taking his time to go over his options.

"West Virginia offered me a few weeks ago," Bowers said. "They are a great football program with an insane team full of great athletes. They just brought in a talented quarterback in Tajh Body and aren't going to have any problems bringing in more quality guys the way I see it. I just talked to a few of the coaches tonight actually and really like Coach Doc Holliday and Head Coach Bill Stewart."

"I went for their junior day and it's just a very nice school," Bowers added. "Everything there is top-notch and I plan on going to their spring game this Saturday. My parents want to see the campus and look a bit closer at the academics to make sure they have the major I want in college."

"I went to Virginia on Saturday and was offered by them," Bowers explained. "The campus was very, very nice and we all loved it down there. We got to drive by the Blue Ridge Mountains on the way which are beautiful and the architecture on campus is very original as it was done by Thomas Jefferson. The new weight room was very nice as well."

"I spent about an hour and a half talking with Coach Bob Pruitt which was a treat because I used to watch him on the sidelines at Marshall back when they had great teams with guys like Randy Moss and Chad Pennington," Bowers stated. "After everything was over I had the opportunity to meet with Head Coach Al Groh and he talked about how they have a team philosophy there and follow it. He said he thought I fit in well with that philosophy. It was very nice getting to speak with him and I enjoyed my visit."

Bowers has also been receiving handwritten letters from Maryland and Purdue and will be attending a practice at Marshall on Wednesday and then will go to their spring game.

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