It is that time of year. The time where coaching staffs are changing and players are looking at new options. It makes many wonder if some of the prized recruits from Tennessee will remain solid in their commitments to several schools including Miami (OH).
For Justin Bowers, defensive back from Murfreesboro-Blackman the decision on where to play seemed simple at one point in time. Bowers, like a few other Tennesseeans, made the choice to continue his career at Miami (OH), but since the departure of Coach Montgomery and his staff things have seemed to change.
Bowers said of his status with the Redhawks, "I've been looking at other schools, but I am waiting on my options still." He may not be the only player from the state faced with the dilemma. Players like offensive tackle Logan Massengale, 6-6, 270 pounds from Brentwood-Ravenwood and quarterback Jamal Ramsey, 6-1.5, 174 pounds from Franklin-Battle Ground Academy are also facing the same decision.
The coaching carousel has made a stop at Miami (OH) and could see some prospects leaving and moving on to other schools. For Bowers, he seems to be open to new ideas, but is remaining solid to the Redhawks for right now.
This past weekend Bowers took part in the 2nd Annual East vs. West Toyota All Star Classic as a member of the East squad. He said of the experience, "It was different because I got to meet new people and play with different guys." As for the speed of the game he noticed a significant difference since there were more players moving onto college. He explained, "It was fast pace. It was harder to get loose." He said of the experience, "I enjoyed getting to run the ball again because I haven't run the ball in a few weeks."
The next few weeks should play out to be interesting for Bowers as schools may begin to test his commitment. Make sure to check in on his status as well as the other two players with the Redhawk program in the future.