Bowser pulls in first two offers

We finally got a chance to catch up with Los Angeles Harbor WR Deryn Bowser (6-3, 215) who has had a big spring. He showed well at the combine in Los Angeles in early May and he also has received a couple of offers. Bowser spoke to us about a number of subjects and especially about his the first two schools step up with full-rides.

"I got offered by Kansas State last month and Oregon State just sent me an offer about two days ago," Bowser told JCFootball.com. "Kansas State has been on me for a while and I was really excited when I got theirs because it was my first one. They came out for spring ball and saw me and said I was exactly what they were looking for.

"Oregon State came and watched one of our practices and told my coach they liked me a lot and wanted a bigger receiver. They hadn't really talked to me at all and then all of the sudden, I get a letter from them and it had my offer in it."

Bowser said he doesn't have a preference right now and no leaders at this point, but he does know of some qualifications for the school that eventually will get his commitment.

"My family has their thoughts on where they want me to go," Bowser said. "They want me to stay pretty close to home so that they can see me play, but no matter where I go, they'll see me play.

"I want to do some research on the schools that offer me. I need to check out what system they run and see how good the staff is at getting guys on to the next level. That's very important to me.

"I'm not going to commit this summer. I want to take my visits and make sure I feel good about the school, the players and the coaches. Of course I want to win, but I wouldn't mind going to a school that isn't necessarily on top and then being a part of helping them get there."

Bowser listed schools like Ohio State, USC, Tennessee and Oklahoma as schools he'd like to hear more from, but right now those schools haven't been forthcoming with attention.

"My coach handles a lot of the schools that are recruiting me," Bowser said. "I need to check with him to see if any other ones are talking about sending me an offer, but right now the two I have is about it."

Bowser has been hard at work in the weight room this spring, upping his bench to 295 and getting his speed down to the mid 4.4's.

"I'm doing speed drills almost every day and we're in the weight room four days a week," Bowser said. "We're out running patterns and working on our routes too with the quarterbacks.

"It's all about improving and getting to be the best I can be. I want to put up even bigger numbers than I had last year and to do that, I have to just work on the little things so I can surprise some more people."

As a freshman in 2006, Bowser had 55 catches for 1,021 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He'll graduate in December with three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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