TX safety picks up first BCS offer from UofL

Klein, TX safety Eric Rowe picked up his first BCS offer from Louisville last week. Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is expected to travel to Texas this week and check in on the talented defensive back.

Klein, TX safety Eric Rowe's wait for his first BCS offer is over.

Rowe had early offers from Air Force, Navy, Utah and Rice.

Last week, the 6'0, 176-pound Rowe received his first BCS offer from Louisville. Louisville defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is expected to travel to Texas this week to check in on the promising defensive back.

"He saw my film and said he was interested and that he would come to watch one of my practices this week," Rowe said of Bedford.

Why are Bedford and Louisville interested in Rowe? The answer: He can play. Last season, Rowe helped lead Klein to the Texas state semifinals, racking up 125 tackles, five interceptions and two forced fumbles as a junior. This spring, he's been receiving solid feedback from college coaches at all levels.

"They tell me they like my closing speed and how I hit as a free safety and have ball skills at the same time," Rowe said. "They say they like my anticipation skills. I think my strengths are closing speed and ball skills.

One school currently stands out on Rowe's list.

"Right now Utah is [standing out]," Rowe said. "They have good balance between academics and athletics. Their football team is very good and their academics are ranked highly. I'm sort of leaning towards Utah a little."

Rowe plans to attend camps at Texas A&M, Rice, Baylor, Utah and Northwestern this summer looking for offers. He also says he's very interested in Louisville.

"I've researched them online," Rowe said of the Cardinals. "I'm really interested in Coach Bedford because he has such a great past [coaching history] and I can tell he's a very good coach. I would like to play for him actually. That could be another factor in my decision."


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