With the football season coming to a close, David Rowe has narrowed down his selection of schools and scheduling visits. His first visit is scheduled to Rutgers on December 15th followed by South Carolina on December 21st or in January. Over the next two weeks, he plans on scheduling a visit to South Florida and determining his final two visits.
Rutgers and South Carolina have been consistently calling Rowe every week and sending him handwritten letters; thereby showing him the most "love". As a result, Rowe feels they are recruiting him the hardest leaving him to proclaim them his co-leaders. They are followed by South Florida and Miami, in that order.
These schools have not only separated themselves because of the love they have shown to him. For South Carolina, Rowe states "I like Steve Spurrier football. I know that I will get good coaching and play for an up and coming program." He also likes that he will play against some of the best competition in the nation in the SEC.
For Rutgers, he likes the Scarlet Knights style of defense. As he states, "I like the defensive staff with Coach Schiano and Demo. They said that their pass defense is #2 in the nation. They also have a good law program." The distance from home for the New Jersey based school will not play a factor in his decision. As he stated, "I have family up north and they (Rutgers) have a lot of Florida players. Since they have made the adjustment, I am sure I can also."
Rowe is planning on becoming an attorney and carries a better than 3.0 GPA along with a 4.0 average in all of his English, legal studies, history and other law related coursework. Therefore, a good law program is a priority for him and will be a key determinant on making a final decision. That final decision will not be made until he completes all of his visits.
Note: Rowe's high school is 10-2 and is in the Florida state semi-finals. Their
next game is against Naples High School on Saturday. A win will propel them
in to the championship game on Friday, December 14th. He is planning on playing
in the championship game. That is why he will visit Rutgers on December 15th
rather than the 14th.