Terps Near Top for Bowers

2011 defensive end Keith Bowers will be on hand this weekend to watch the Terps play FIU.

Maryland’s football team has gotten a really big boost this season by already playing two games on the ESPN family of networks, a surprise for a team was seen by most in the preseason as rebuilding.

But for Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) DE and Terp prospect Keith Bowers, this kind of national attention is old news.

Already, Bowers and his defending state champ Panthers have played on ESPN in the Kirk Herbstreit Classic against Cleveland-Glenville, a game at Ohio State that ended on a highly controversial call giving the home team a touchdown. Despite the controversy, Bowers said the experience was excellent and gave him a taste of what big time football is like.

Schools have taken notice of Bowers’ experience and playing style, as he is interested in Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Illinois, Middle Tennessee State, and Maryland.

The 6’1” 235 pound defensive end is scheduled to take his first visit to College Park during the weekend of September 24th, when the Terps play Florida International at Byrd Stadium. Bowers said he is looking forward to the visit.

“I really want to get a feel for the area, meet coaches, and talk to players,” said Bowers.

As for those coaches, Bowers has been in contact with Assistant Head Coach/defensive coordinator Don Brown, who has praised him. “He seems pretty comfortable with my play on the field,” Bowers said.

With Dwyer’s season getting into full swing, including a 35-0 trouncing of Palm Beach Gardens, Bowers feels his game and his team’s game are stepping up to a college level.

“My speed and technique are peaking as the season starts. We played well in the first game. I think we’re on our way to another title.”

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