Bowman compares his game to current Dawg

Holy Cross safety Brenton Bowman already has three scholarship offers, but he's looking to add another one from Louisiana Tech. The senior patterns his style of play after a current member of the Bulldogs' secondary. Read further to get the details.

"I wish Louisiana Tech would show me some interest," said Brenton Bowman, who already has scholarship offers from Mississippi State, Richmond, and Nicholls State. "I'd like to play behind Chad Boyd and learn from him. We're the same size - height and weight. I haven't sent them my tape yet, and I need to do that. Tech's a really good school.

"I've started getting interest from Michigan. They watched my highlight tape and they like it. I'm hearing from big schools and small schools. Texas A&M-Commerce and North Texas are also showing me heavy interest."

Holy Cross is ranked number one among small schools (A-3A) by the local media in New Orleans, but the Tigers were shut out by Mandeville in last week's jamboree. How is the team dealing with the expectations?

"There's a big target on us," Bowman said. "Everybody wants a piece of us. We need to keep practicing hard, keep grinding, and focus on the season. A couple of week ago, we didn't step out like we should have against Ponchatoula in a scrimmage. I had seven tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble, but I still don't feel like we did too well."

Things don't get any easier this weekend for Bowman and the Tigers, as they travel to the northshore for a clash with 5A Slidell. The (Slidell) Tigers have a patented one-two punch at running back with Stephon Smith and Jonathan Miles, as well as a tremendous cornerback in Stephen Smith. The Smith twins played for St. Paul's in 2009.

Last year, Holy Cross went 9-3 and advanced to the second-round of the 3A playoffs (lost 27-20 to Rayville).


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