Brooklyn (N.Y.) South Shore High athlete Tim Bowers is still a bit under the radar for now, but is starting to get the attention of area schools. A big in-state program reached out recently.
"Yeah Syracuse emailed," Bowers said. "They emailed my coach first and my coach forwarded it to me so I can confirm the information. It was just asking my SAT scores and ACT scores, my height and weight, things like that."
Though the contact is still preliminary, Bowers says he likes Syracuse. He is unsure whether he wants to stay close to home or leave the area, but the Orange provide an opportunity to have parts of both worlds.
"My interest is high," Bowers said. "I think that's my number one school in New York that I would go to. For me, I might want to go out of state. But if I do decide to stay in-state, that would be the school I would want to go to. I like Syracuse. I've been doing a lot of research on them since they emailed me and I'm interested. A lot.
"I've just kind of wanted to get away from home. I've never traveled as a kid. I might like to get out of New York and maybe to a place that's hot like in Florida or Georgia. But if I went to Syracuse, it would be cool because I would still be able to go to those areas when we had away games and stuff. I would still get to experience new places."
In high school, Bowers plays quarterback, running back, receiver, cornerback and safety. He believes he will be best suited to play corner or safety at the next level. His physical style of play could make him a surprise in college.
Bowers has no offers, but is hearing from Rutgers, UMass and Stony Brook.