RECRUITING: Does OU still lead for Florida FS?

Jacksonville, Fla. FS Brett Bowers talks about his interest in OU after his trip to Virginia Tech

BRETT BOWERS, FS, JACKSONVILLE (TRINITY CHRISTIAN HS) ACADAMEY, FLORIDA:

JH: How did your visit to Virginia Tech go?

BB: "My visit to Virginia Tech went well. I met Coach (Frank) Beamer and he offered when I met him and we talked for about 45 minutes. Then I went and talked to the players and met some of the other coaches and that went real well. I talked for a little while with Marcus Vick and he has some good things to say about Virginia Tech and everything went great."

JH: At this point how is recruiting shaping up with you?

BB: "My decision is now between OU and Virginia Tech. I would say that I am still leaning toward OU a little bit, but the two teams are pretty close right now."

JH: What are the differences in the two schools?

BB: "The architecture of Virginia Tech is different. It is all stone and the stadium fits down in the ground a little bit and it is real nice. OU has a nice campus and their stadium is nice as well, but it is different. They are both good football programs and this year I don't know which program would be better than the other."

JH: How would your style of play fit in with both teams?

BB: "I would fit in with both teams. I talked to Coach (Mike) Stoops and I could fit in with all three of their safety positions. Coach Beamer told me that I could easily fit in there because they play a cover three all the time and I could fit in at the deep safety easily."

JH: Are you taking any more visits?

BB: "I am going to Alabama and Arkansas this week. I am going to Alabama Friday and Saturday and then to Arkansas the following the Tuesday and Wednesday. Then May 5 Coach Mike Stoops will be at practice and I hope to make a decision on that day."

JH: Are you playing baseball or running track?

BB: "I am not playing baseball this year because I recently had knee surgery. I told my MCL the first day of practice and sat out for a little bit thinking that it was hyper-extended or something and then just taped it up and played with it all year. After we won the state title I had it checked and the doctor told me I had tore my MCL, so we had it fixed right after the season and I was cleared to resume workouts about a month ago. I am not running track, but I have my own personal speed coach and my workouts are going fine."


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