"It was pretty soon right after I got there Friday," Cowan said. "I had lunch with Coach (Steve) Axman, and then I went back to the offices. Coach (Karl) Dorrell then brought me and my mom into his office. He said he thought my best days were ahead of me and asked me to be a Bruin, and I said I'd be a Bruin."
Cowan said it has all happened so fast, that he actually wasn't even getting much recruiting attention during his season. "I wasn't really being recruited until late. It was mostly Idaho, and then Arizona, and then UCLA. In a way, It's kind of surprising. But things happen for a reason I think."
Cowan said he took an official visit to Idaho last weekend and they had offered him a scholarship. "I was going to visit Arizona this coming weekend, but I'm not now," Cowan said.
Having just started his senior season, and throwing for around 1,000 yards, Cowan is considered a longer-term prospect, and he's fine with that. "I'm just really excited about going to UCLA. I'm just going to really try to learn the offense and do my best and see what happens."
Being the younger brother of current UCLA freshman wide receiver, Joe Cowan, makes it all the better. "That's why it's so great. It's the right place for me. My family's here. There are guys from my high school there. And it's going to be nice hanging around with Joe for another couple of years."
Cowan said he has a 3.2 GPA and scored a 920 on his SAT, which is good enough to get him qualified academically.