Keep an Eye on Cowan

The wide receiver prospect from Bellflower St. John Bosco, Joe Cowan, has good size and speed, and will be one to watch this fall...

Joe Cowan, 6-3, 185, Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, had a solid showing at UCLA's one-day camp.

Cowan, who caught 37 passes for 917 yards as a junior, ran in the mid 4.6s at UCLA's Spaulding Field, which is a very good time on a slow field. In the one-on-one matchups he used his height well to gain position on his defender and showed a nice straight-ahead burst.

As of last weekend, Cowan didn't have any scholarships offers, but he said he was getting recruited seriously by UCLA, Stanford, Notre Dame, Washington and Florida.

His father, Dan, is a former Washington Husky. "I think he would like it if I went to Washington," Cowan said. "But he doesn't push it. He's going to let it be my decision."

Cowan said that what he's looking for in a college are a good business or economics degree and a "nice environment, somewhere you can feel comfortable." He said, "I think it's important to find a place where you feel comfortable outside of the football team, besides just with the football players."

The plan is to wait on making a decision and go through a thorough process, but you never know, Cowan said. "If someone offered I don't think I'd commit. But then I don't know how I might feel at the time so it's hard to predict."

He said he has a 3.4 GPA and scored a 1,000 on the SAT, but also said he plans to take it again to improve his score.


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