Bowman is off to a great start

Over the first three weeks of the season, there hasn't been a more productive pass-catcher than Scottsdale TE Braedon Bowman (6-4, 215). With his size, athleticism and soft hands, he's a nightmare for defenses to cover and that has already garnered him one early offer and more could be on the way now that coaches have gotten a chance to see what he can do...

"I didn't play a lot last year early on because we had Javon Wilson already and he was the starter, but then as the season went along, he got injured and I had to step in and that's when I started to see more opportunities," Bowman told recently.

As a freshman, Bowman played in seven games and hauled in 24 receptions for 317 yards and no touchdowns.

"Last year I was more of a receiver than I was a blocker, but that is an area I worked on a lot this summer," Bowman noted. "When I got here I was only 185 pounds, so I needed to get stronger and add more size and I've been able to do that."

So far this season, his hard work has paid off as he leads the Artichokes in receptions (21), yards (388) and scores (5) and that has led several schools to make contact with him although, at this point, he only has one offer.

"Right now my offer is from South Alabama," Bowman said. "They offered me back in August and they have been recruiting me pretty consistently.

"There are a few other ones that I've talked to, but nothing has been too serious, so it's mostly been smaller schools, but I am hopeful that with a good start to my season more schools will start taking notice."

Bowman is a very good student and can leave at any time, but his plan is to leave in December, after his season is completed, and he will have three years to play two wherever he lands.

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