The Oregon State football coaches will be hosting five official visitors this weekend on campus. The group will have a mix of commits and recruits with a bit of a local flair. One of those athletes is Josh Bowcut, a defensive lineman from Sherwood High School.
Bowcut has been committed to the Beavs since shortly after receiving an offer back in June following a strong performance at one of Oregon State’s half-day camps. Josh was looking to build upon his strong camp performance this past fall and was well on his way in doing so before a shoulder injury forced him to miss a portion of his senior year.
With his senior year now behind him, he has shifted his focus to getting a better idea on what his future holds. Upon graduating from high school, Josh plans on serving his LDS mission for two years before returning to Oregon State to start his collegiate football career.
He hopes that this weekend will give him a glimpse of what life will be like for him upon his return.
“The plan right now is to go on my mission, then when I return to pick up with summer workouts like I normally would and then they see me playing somewhere along the defensive line. I don’t think they’ve really said where along there they see me just that they think I will be a defensive linemen.”
Josh has been no stranger to the Oregon State campus, having taken in several games in Reser this year, so this weekend will have a bit of a different focus than his previous trips to the Pac-12’s Best College Town.
“I actually made it down to four of the games in Corvallis this year so I have a good idea of what the gameday stuff is like. So this weekend, I’m really hoping to learn some more about the academics and maybe see more of the things around campus. Right now I’m thinking about studying business, so I’d like to check that out.”
Beaver fans don’t have to worry about Josh coming back from his mission and looking at any other schools, he’s a Beaver now and plans to be one when he returns.
“I’m locked in to being a Beaver. I’ve talked with Travis Mackay a few times and of course I talk with David (Morris) at school. We’ve talked about things and the future of the program, we all agree that it is heading in the right direction and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
BeaverBlitz will check back in with Josh and the rest of the official visitors, to get their thoughts on the visit, as they conclude on Sunday.