Gow Talks UT Visit

Mansfield 2013 tight end Trent Gow talks about his recent Texas visit and his summer plans.

"It went really well," Trent Gow said. "I didn't really get to talk to the coaches, but that was because it was just like a gameday for them. I went into the locker room afterward and said hi to Coach Chambers, Coach Wylie and a couple other ones."

The Longhorns are looking for a second tight end in this class, and Gow was the lone uncommitted 2013 tight end in attendance at the spring game. Texas commitment Durham Smythe was also there.

"It was kind of like Junior Day," Gow said. "They talked to us in the media room, then took us out onto the field to watch the team warm up. I went back with my dad and sister and watched the Ricky Williams statue presentation and watched the game.

"I wish I could have talked to the coaches a bit more, but Coach Chambers told me he was really glad I came out," Gow said. "He asked me what I thought of the game."

So what did Gow think of the game?

"I thought it was really good," Gow said. "McFarland looks really good from a tight end standpoint. I think Texas is going to be a lot better than they were last year."

Gow said he focused quite a bit on the tight end position, and repeated — as he has on many interviews here — that he would be a good fit in the Texas system.

"I think I would fit in really well," Gow said. "They do a lot of the things we do in our high school right now. I noticed that they use motion a lot, and we motion quite a bit. We run a lot of the different shifts, and I run routes down the seam, too."

Gow typically gets the most credit for his blocking, though he has also clocked 40-yard dash times in the 4.75-second range, a great time for a tight end.

That has led to attention from California, Connecticut, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Kansas State and Minnesota. Arkansas also e-mailed Gow asking for more film. All of those schools are recruiting the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder as a tight end.

"Right now, I'm just trying to keep my options open," Gow said. "Texas is my No. 1, but if I don't get an offer from them, I don't want to get stuck because I'm not talking to other schools too."

Gow said Texas tight ends coach Bruce Chambers was among the coaches recruiting him the hardest, along with UConn, Oklahoma State and Colorado. So what happens if Texas doesn't offer?

"I'm trying to find a place where I would fit in," Gow said. "Probably Tulsa would be my No. 2 if I got an offer from them at this point. But I really don't know."

Gow said he's trying to finalize his summer plans as well. He plans to attend camps at Texas and Tulsa, and said he might also attend camps at Iowa State and Colorado.


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