It's Old Hat For Bowie on OSU Visit

Of the three official visitors this weekend for Oklahoma State, on what amounted to a junior college visit weekend, two of the three visitors were going through the process for the second time including offensive tackle Michael Bowie of Navarro (Texas) Junior College and Sand Springs (Page), Okla.

"It went pretty good, nothing new for me because I've done this and been here before," said Bowie after he left the OSU campus on Sunday. "Yes sir, it was kind of laid back for me. Brandon Webb was my host and we know each other pretty good."

The 6-5, 315-pound Bowie knows many of the Cowboy offensive linemen and players pretty good as he signed in the 2009 class and was in fall camp until school started and he was notified that there was a hangup with is application in the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Bowie was at one of the Oklahoma State practices on Thanksgiving week as the Cowboys prepared for Bedlam and he was getting ready to win an NJCAA national championship in the Citizens Bank Bowl in Pittsburg, Kan., over Butler (Kan.) C.C., 13-12.

"I am really comfortable and know all those guys good," said Bowie remebering his visit to that practice. "i finish up this week at Navarro and then I will be coming to OSU."

Told that another Big 12 coach that watched the Navarro win in the championship game said he felt sick knowing Bowie was going to be at Oklahoma State playing on the offensive line and that he thought Bowie was a future NFL prospect, Bowie admitted that he thought he played well against Butler.

"Yes, I played pretty good," said Bowie chuckling slightly. "I did have a good game."

Bowie should compete in a strong way for playing time coming in next spring. He is one of three offensive linemen pledged in the 2011 class and the other two are high school commitments.

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