Lakewood's defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., a 6-foot-3, 230-pound rising junior has made his name known this spring, earning the best defensive big man at the IMG/Madden Football camp and defensive line MVP honors at a Nike camp, and two weeks ago participated in the USF SuperBull camp.
"As a matter of fact, I think this is the best camp I've been to so far, even though it got rain delays and everything, it was a nice atmosphere and we got to practice in /Raymond James Stadium and that was real nice too."
"I got coaching by the actual college coaches that coach for USF, plus USF is on my list, so it was nice to meet up with them and kick it with them," said Fowler. "All the coaches are real cool, both of them [Coach Patrick and Hargreaves] are some of the coolest coaches I've ever been around."
"They were joking around with me, telling me I'm still just a baby, and to keep my head on straight, to stay focused and keep my head on straight and to keep working on my grades."
The 2012 standout can't receive official written offers until September 1st, but Fowler has schools saying they've already extended offers to him.
"I think I have around 15 offers, the big colleges I have offers from are Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, USF, Ohio State, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Texas Tech, those schools right there."
It's still very early for the rising junior, but he's already has several schools that are making up his short list.
"Yeah, right now USF, FSU, Florida, Tennessee, and Ohio State," said Fowler. "Those are my top five schools right now."
Being a Florida kid Dante has been able to see Florida State, Florida and USF several times and talked about what he likes about the hometown Bulls.
"What I like about USF is the campus life and the coaches are cool, also I have a lot of siblings that went here and I know quite a few people from St. Pete that actually goes to USF, so I know some people that go there, and that's real cool."
Fowler said he plans on being busy this summer camping and getting ready for the upcoming season
"I am going to hit up some more camps, and work out and get in shape because I'm going to be used a lot for my team, so I'm going to be doing a lot of football stuff, and a lot of training so I can get better for 2010."
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