The Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward wide receiver and his brother, Andrew, picked up their first scholarship offer from Toledo on that day in June.
On Sunday, the Dowells were back in East Lansing and had a chance to see more of Michigan State.
"I thought it was really good to go up there and take in every thing without having to compete," Dowell said. "The basketball game and everything was cool. The student section was pretty crazy."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver had a chance to sit down and talk with many Michigan State coaches and even though head coach Mark Dantonio was not on campus, he still chatted with Dowell.
"The highlight of the visit was just getting to talk to the coaches and getting to talk to Coach Dantonio on the phone because he wasn't there, but it was good talking to him," he said. "He just said that he personally watched my film and that he really likes it and that he will be watching me even more in the future."
The Spartans' head coach also said he likes what Dowell does playing cornerback for St. Edward.
As for Michigan State wide receivers coach Terry Samuel, he likes him as a receiver.
"I think they are kind of arguing over me," Dowell said.
He added three offers last week, including one from Cincinnati which came in a bit of a unique way as four St. Edward's players including Dowell got an offer on the same day.
"Our head coach put us all in a group text and said one of the Cincinnati coaches wanted us to call him so he called each of us individually and offered us," Dowell said.
For now, Dowell is in the midst of basketball season but also is working on getting faster.
"One of the main things I've been working on is my speed," he said. "This is my first year running track and that is one of the main reasons. Then continuing to lift and get stronger and develop my skills at both cornerback and wide receiver."