Four-star Trophy Club (Tex.) defensive end Brandon Bowen was in Eugene on an official visit over the weekend as the Oregon Ducks beat Georgia State 61-28. Bowen talked about his experience with eDuck.com on Sunday afternoon.
“Eugene is a nice, beautiful place,” he said. “The coaching staff is amazing and academics is amazing. It went really well for me and my mom.”
Bowen was able to meet the entire coaching staff but spent most of his time getting shown around by director of player personnel Jim Fisher.
“He showed me around and we talked about the school and the people around,” Bowen said. “He gave me a tour of the campus and everything.”
Bowen also spent time freshman defensive end Gus Cumberlander sophomore linebacker Justin Hollins, a fellow Texan, asking questions about the program and why they thought it was a good fit. The coaches believe the 6-foot-6, 230-pound prospect could thrive on either side of the ball, but Bowen would rather stay on the defensive side of the ball as an end or outside linebacker.
“I prefer playing defense,” he said. “I like the hitting more than I like catching.”
Baylor, TCU and Oregon are Bowen’s top three programs and he has seen each one up close. He didn’t name a favorite, commenting that each campus has a different feel so it all comes down to where he thinks he can excel and fit in.
Bowen has no other visits planned and as far as a decision goes, Bowen is leaving it up in the air.
“It could be at any point now,” he said.