Recruiting: McDowell Pumped About Playoffs

Garland High School defensive back Devin McDowell has a ton of speed and Tyler John Tyler got to see some of it last weekend as the Owls beat the East Texans in the opening round of the playoffs.

"It was a lot of fun and I loved it," said the 5-10, 170-pound speedster of the playoff win. "I had an interception in the first half and then broke off a long run in the third quarter."

McDowell, who has better than 4.4 speed, and with his Garland teammates have a nice challenge in the second round as the 9-2 Owls take on 11-0 Dallas Carter at Texas Stadium at 6 p.m. Friday.

McDowell said in recruiting, which is on hold until after the Owls conclude the playoffs, he has Oklahoma State as the number one school on his list. But he isn't ready to commit just yet.

"Oklahoma State is tops, but I'm still thinking about several schools," said McDowell. "I'm still considering Iowa State, Kansas, Minnesota and Maryland. I will wait until after the season before I set up any visits, but I know I am going to set up my visit to Oklahoma State first."

McDowell's brother is at Iowa State and he says his brother is coaching him up some on the recruiting process.

"He's told me what to look for, and what questions I should ask, but he really hasn't pushed me," said McDowell. "He knows that I have to make up my own mind."

With the interception in the first round of the playoffs, McDowell now has three picks on the season.

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