McDowell Influenced by Brothers Success

Devin McDowell is the younger brother of current Cyclone DeAndre Jackson but has the skills to stand out on his own.

The 5-foot-10, 175 pound speedy corner out of Garland, Texas has dreamed about playing with his big brother, and he could very well get his shot next year at Jack Trice Stadium.


"It goes thru my mind all of the time that I could be out there with my brother, on kickoff return or on punt return," said Devin McDowell. "It's really good to know that I can do that, or even be on the other side of him on defense."


Running down the hill at Jack Trice Stadium side by side with his bother would be great to McDowell. McDowell has gone to numerous games in Jack Trice Stadium while watching Jackson play, and one thing that he always notices is the crowd in the stadium.


"I feel like I want to be out there with my brother. I love the crowd," McDowell said.


Right now it's a dead heat between Iowa State and Oklahoma State in the race for McDowell; he is set to visit Iowa State on Dec. 9.


"I think that Iowa State is the school for me because of the way the defense is ran and I see how well my brother is doing and I know that I can do the same thing," McDowell said.


Oklahoma State is still in the mix with McDowell because of numerous reasons ranging from tradition to where he would fit in with the Cowboys next year.


Though McDowell's brother is a Cyclone, that is not the number one factor when it comes down to Devin picking a school.


"I want to go somewhere and make my own name," McDowell said. "I don't want to go to Iowa State and be known as DeAndre Jackson's little brother. I want to go to Iowa State and make my own name."


McDowell's senior season of high school is going well as expected. Garland High School is currently undefeated in district play and McDowell's body feels better than ever as they hope to make a run at state.


"I feel good," he said. "I feel like I'm doing my part and contributing to the team. I know that this year is my senior year and I really have to work twice as hard to make the best of it."

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