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OU visit preview: Brandon Bowen

Still on as scheduled (for now), taking a look at what the visit of Baylor commit Brandon Bowen means to OU.

Oklahoma is back in the game. After sitting out last week in terms of official visits, the Sooners are back in full force this weekend.

With that in mind, Sooners Illustrated is going to give a quick primer for each visitor to get you ready for what could be a very interesting weekend in Norman.

The Trophy Club (Texas) Byron Nelson DE Brandon Bowen (No. 130 Scout 300, committed to Baylor)

Scout’s take

Bowen is a versatile and athletic player capable of playing either side of the ball at the high-major level. That said, Bowen's frame potential and athleticism make him an elite pass-rushing prospect. Very tall and long with ample space for bulk addition. State champion-caliber high-jumper with rare athleticism for DE position. Disengages well with fast hand-fighting ability. Needs to build strength for P5 level, but very high ceiling. – Gabe Brooks

Sooners Illustrated’s take

OU has liked Bowen for a long time, but Baylor has always been the school to beat. Bowen made it official when he committed to the Bears on New Year’s Day. But like some schools won’t back off OU commits, the Sooners are the same way with Bowen, who just feels like he could be one heck of an athletic freak of a weapon for OU if he was in Norman. The first part is getting him to campus and that should happen this weekend.

OU’s chances

It’s not that great. Even after a potential outstanding visit, it doesn’t feel like the Sooners would be the clear-cut favorite for Bowen. The good thing for OU is that it has been there the whole time and that Bowen, though pledged to the Bears, is still listening. Doesn’t always happen this time of year.

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