Owens returns from Lubbock

Jameel Owens, the standout wide receiver from Muskogee, Okla., made his second official visit this past weekend, making the trek south to Lubbock, TX. Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach is determined to land a big time wide receiver prospect in the class of 2008 and Owens would definitely fit the bill. Scout.com caught up with Owens after his visit to get his thoughts on Texas Tech.

Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach is determined to land a big time wide receiver prospect in the class of 2008.

This past weekend, the 12th ranked wide receiver in the country, Jameel Owens out of Muskogee HS in Oklahoma, made an official visit to Texas Tech.

"It was pretty nice, nicer than I thought it would be," said the 6-4, 205-pound Owens. "The whole town was nice and the facilities they have like the weight room to work with are pretty nice. The coaches were all cool and the players were easy to get along with."

Owens was hosted at Texas Tech by former Muskogee cornerback Pete Richardson and freshman sensation at wide receiver Michael Crabtree.

Jameel Owens
Jameel Owens was recently invited
to the Army All-American game.
Owens, who previously made his first official visit to Oklahoma State, said he still has a high opinion of the Cowboys and stays in contact with his recruiter there, wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer.

The 4 star wide receiver has also finalized his other official visits which have grown to the allotted five.

"I'm not going to go to OU next week, and I've pushed that back to Dec. 14," said Owens. "I am going to make five visits and I'm going to both Tennessee and Florida in January."

The Red Raiders will be competing against the big boys for Owens, but the emergence of Michael Crabtree has Texas Tech looking very attractive to the nation's top prospects.

Texas Tech has yet to gain a commitment from a wide receiver in the class of 2008. After taking 5 in last years class, Coach Leach will only sign 1 or 2 this year and they are aiming for the cream of the crop.


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