Cody Bowes has a growing offer list which means it is not going to be easy for the St. Thomas Aquinas offensive lineman to trim his list or decide what schools to visit.
He should have no problems visiting the local schools. Then again Florida, Florida State and Miami have not offered Bowes (6-5, 280) yet. Bowes does have offers from plenty of others including NC State.
Rival North Carolina offered Bowes earlier and NC State's offer means that Bowes will probably be making a trip up the east coast to see a few ACC schools at some later date. Bowes himself admitted as much in a recent interview with Pack Pride.
"I plan to come up this summer with Asante Samuel. It's going to be me and about 10 or 11 others guys. Just some teammates."
Those players will be visiting a lot of schools and NC State will now probably be one of them. The offer makes that more likely.
Bowes did not have a lot to say about NC State right after the Wolfpack offered. He was not expecting the Wolfpack to offer so he had not started to do a lot of homework on the school.
"They have sent me mail daily but I haven't really spoken to them. I did talk to them when the coach reached out to me. He had come by the school and saw my film. Then when we talked and he was telling me I have good size and they can't coach size. So I'd be very able to play all over the offensive line. I could play anything for them."
Bowes didn't start playing organized football until he got to high school. It was Cedrick Wright who convinced him to pick up the sport and give it a try. Wright is committed to Miami.
That turned out to be a good decision. Bowes has other offers from Ohio State, Illinois, West Virginia, Wake Forest and Syracuse. It may just be a matter of time until his home state's biggest programs decide to join the fray. He did visit Miami and Florida for football games on weekends this fall. He did not camp at any colleges before the season though.
Bowes is playing right tackle for his high school program now. Because he attends St. Thomas he will be on the receiving end of quality, proven coaching and he competes against Division I bound players every day.
He is currently rated a three star prospect by Scout.com for the class of 2017.