Capable of playing on either side of the ball, Dowell is unsure of how the Spartans see him on the field.
"I'm not exactly sure what they are recruiting me as," he said. "However, an offer would mean a lot to me as they are coming off a Rose Bowl win and will be a Top 10 or Top 15 team going into next season.
"So things are on the up at Michigan State."
If the Spartans would look at Dowell on the defensive side of the ball, he feels he could come in with an early understanding of the programs defense.
"I can see myself in their defense," stressed Dowell. "Our defense at Lakewood (Ohio) St. Ed's is modeled after Michigan State's defense. Coach (Mike) Tressel came to our school and our defensive coordinator, who is also our safeties coach, talked with him a long time about how they run their defense. So we try and model our defense after them."