Last week USFNation reported that a Plant City duo was close to committing to South Florida. Denzel Drone was in the first story, now we catch up with the second part of the duo, Duran Lowe. Lowe is a 6' and ½", 210 pound safety who as a junior recorded 116 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, forced four fumbles and recoved one fumble.
"Most college coaches are recruiting me as a strong safety, that's where USF likes me too."
Duran doesn't have any early offers, he does have a number of schools watching him closely. Besides USF there is Florida State, Auburn, Troy and Vanderbilt. Although they haven't offered yet, Lowe says the Bulls are his favorite.
"I like USF a lot, they are one of my top schools and I want to go there if I get offered."
Lowe says he and teammate Denzel Drone have already talked about getting the rare opportunity to commit to USF and play side-by-side on the college level.
"We've discussed it and think it would be the best fit for both of us."
Although Lowe plays strong safety he has heard the comparison's to a former Bull that has been in the news a lot lately, the 2008 first round pick of the Dallas Cowboys, Mike Jenkins.
"I hear it a lot, people say my on the field characteristics are similar and when I visited USF the coaches were saying I even look like him."
Those characteristics are good ball skills, sound tackling and a knack for the big play. Duran Lowe is an exciting defensive prospect that does what ever it takes to change a game.
"I play safety but I feel I can cover as well as any corner. I bring versatility to a team and am open to playing whatever position the coaching staff needs me at."
One of those other positions could be outside linebacker. At just over 6-foot, Lowe has the speed, 4.53 40 to play in a defense that utilizes under-sized, fast linebackers.
"USF hasn't really talked about it, but FSU said that it depends how their recruiting board shakes out, they might want to look at me as an outside backer."
In a few days spring ball start in Hillsborough County and the biggest thing Duran will be working on is getting acquainted with the teams new coaching staff. He says he expects to pick up a few offers during the spring and hopes the first one is from the Bulls. Stick with USFNation for the latest on Duran Lowe and teammate Denzel Drone.
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