The visit went well for McGowan. "I saw a bunch of stuff I hadn't seen before including a tour of the campus," said McGowan. "I always thought it was just a part of the downtown area." The visit was really different from his previous times on campus for game and he was impressed with the campus.
Brandon is waiting on that first offer. "A lot of schools, including Tech, tell me that they are close to making me an offer." Defensive line coach Andy McCollum is McGowan's lead recruiter. "I talked with him during Junior Day and we have talked before," said Brandon. "I think the first time was during his first day at Tech."
Tech is not the only school that is recruiting McGowan hard. "I'm hearing pretty regularly from Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee." McGowan feels that all four of the schools are pretty even at this point.
McGowan will have someone with experience to help guide him through the process. "My dad played at Furman so he's pretty familiar with the process." Right now, McGowan hopes to stay in the ACC or SEC.
The visit to Tech may be his last one before his senior season. He has no visits planned and doesn't have any plans to attend summer camps. "I'm pretty much focused on next season and our school's camp kind of makes it hard to do both." North Gwinnett made it to the third round of the state playoffs last season and returns a large number of players from that team.
McGowan is currently staying in shape by running track and working out three days a week. In the classroom, he has a 3.7 GPA. "I would like to major in something related to the medical field, maybe biology."