Jessie Bowman (DL, Brookhaven, MS) - Mississippi has an unusual abundance of quality defensive linemen this year. One of the factors in this equation resides in Brookhaven, more known for its path to New Orleans than sending players to the SEC.

Jessie is physically gifted, runs a 5.0 flat and weighs in at 305, but he also carries a lot football savvy with the package."> Jessie Bowman (DL, Brookhaven, MS) - Mississippi has an unusual abundance of quality defensive linemen this year. One of the factors in this equation resides in Brookhaven, more known for its path to New Orleans than sending players to the SEC.

Jessie is physically gifted, runs a 5.0 flat and weighs in at 305, but he also carries a lot football savvy with the package.">

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<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&c=1&nid=1194852">Jessie Bowman</a> (DL, Brookhaven, MS) - Mississippi has an unusual abundance of quality defensive linemen this year. One of the factors in this equation resides in Brookhaven, more known for its path to New Orleans than sending players to the SEC. <br> <br> Jessie is physically gifted, runs a 5.0 flat and weighs in at 305, but he also carries a lot football savvy with the package.

Grades have scared off some recruiters, but who ever lands this young man, will be getting themselves an impact player.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Jessie Bowman:

What is your current height, weight, and forty time? "I am 6' 1", 305, and I run a 5 flat forty."

What is your current bench press and leg press? "I can get it up to 335 five times with my bench, and I can squat 550 five times."

Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "Defensive tackle."

Did you attend any football camps this summer? "I only went to LSU's 1 day camp."

How long have you been starting for Brookhaven? "Ever since I was in the 9th grade, but I played offensive guard that year. Then I moved to defensive tackle in 10th grade."

What were your stats as a junior? "I had 100 tackles and 7 sacks. I also had a defensive touchdown."

Did you earn any awards? "Yes sir, I made All-District 6 (4A), All-State (MAC), and I made (Clarion Ledger) Dandy Dozen."

How is your senior season coming around? "Our record is 4 - 1. We lost to Vicksburg 19 - 13 in overtime. Our season, we made a lot of mental mistakes in that game. We just came up short."

What most have you improved on this year? "I use my hands a lot more. I can tell, because I am having jam problems. I have never had that before. I see in film that I still need to work on staying low, so I am working on that."

Do you know your current stats? "I really do not. I just play hard every week. We do not get those (stats) until the end of the year, but my coaches say I am playing all right, so I guess I am doing good."

Have you won any weekly awards? "I have been Defensive Player of the Week twice."

Which schools are keeping in contact with you, by way of phone? "Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Them about the only two."

Any early offers? "No sir."

Which schools are you keeping a close eye on? "LSU."

Anymore? "I would like to look at Auburn."

Where does MSU and Ole Miss stand with you? "They are at the top."

Who do you feel like is wanting you the most? "Both of them, MSU and UM. I think (Mississippi) State got a little edge on them though."

Any coaches stand out to you? "Both of them, Coaches Beamer (MSU) and Woods (UM). They both real cool."

What do you like about MSU? "Coach Beamer is just a good guy."

And Ole Miss? "Just the way they call and everything. They call every week, both of them do."

What sparks your interest with LSU? "Just their atmosphere, how their coaches and players are. They won the national championship and all, but they still have a level head when they talk to you."

What about Auburn? "They are not really looking at me, but I would like for them to. I just would not mind going to school there."

Have you been on any unofficial visits and do you have any planned? "I have not been to any yet, but I am going next weekend to MSU, and on October 30th I am going to Ole Miss to see them play Auburn."

What will you be looking for, when you are visiting the different campuses? "I want to see what the atmosphere is like. The people who are not in the program, how are they going to treat me? Just the overall atmosphere, really."

Where do you stand, academically? "My grades are coming around. I have a 2.4 GPA. I made a 14 on the ACT test last year, but I am doing a lot of studying for it.

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