More and more players in the state of Texas' 2016 class continue to get big-time college football offers. Erick Fowler is one of them.
According to SoonersIllustrated.com, Fowler got an offer from Oklahoma on Sunday, giving the promising incoming junior a half dozen FBS offers, five of which have come from Power 5 conference programs.
Fowler has already established himself as a popular target for college programs thanks to his frame and athleticism. At 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, Fowler has the size and frame potential to be an even-front defensive end or an odd-front hybrid linebacker on the edge, which is likely where Oklahoma likes him considering the Sooners run a three-man front.
Scout.com rates Fowler as a four-star prospect, placing him at No. 18 among defensive ends and No. 208 overall nationally in the 2016 class.
Fowler had a monster 2013 season to put himself on the map as an FBS-caliber recruit. He recorded 84 tackles, a staggering 19 sacks, and one interception as Manor posted a 9-2 record and a first-round playoff appearance.
Fowler is a natural pass-rusher with a quick first step and long limbs that make him a menace. While Manor runs a four-man front, it's worth noting that Fowler, who lines up at defensive end, stands up from his even-front end spot, so if a team such as OU wanted him as a 3-4 outside linebacker, he would already have experience from a standing position.
Scout ranks Fowler at No. 37 overall in Texas and No. 39 overall in the Midlands Region for the 2016 class.
Check back with Scout as we track Fowler's progression during his junior season. Don't be surprised if he hits double-digit offers in the near future.