Irish Eye Illinois Quarterback

Brad Bower, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound, quarterback from Hinsdale (Ill) Central is one of several prospects from the Land of Lincoln being recruited by Irish assistant coach Greg Mattison.

Brad Bower, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound, quarterback from Hinsdale (Ill) Central has been offered a scholarship by Northwestern. Bower talks about his May Evaluation contacts.

"Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Wisconsin have all called so far." Bower said. "Northwestern is still my only offer. There have been a lot of schools stopping by the school"

Bower is considered the best drop-back quarterback in Illinois and he's one of the best in the Midwest. Bower threw for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns and he rushed for 400 yards and eight scores in 2001.

Bower says he'll camp at Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa and Purdue. Michigan, Miami and UCLA may get visits from Bower this summer.

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