Fowler keeps the chains moving

Lots of teams are looking for a big, physical back to keep the chains moving and Erie RB Brian Fowler (6-2, 215) is a player several D-1 programs have in their sights. caught up with the tough running tailback and he updated us on his season so far and he let us know how recruiting his coming along as well...

After a standout prep career at Geneva High School in New York, Fowler only received tepid recruiting interest from some 1AA schools, so he decided to go to Erie to extend his football career and hopefully earn some D-1 scholarship offers.

He had a solid freshman season in 2007, posting 622 yards and six touchdowns, but he's been even better this season, wracking up 944 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground as well as grabbing 26 receptions for 260 yards and three more scores in eight games so far.

"Last year I didn't get many opportunities to catch the ball, but this year they're throwing it my way," Fowler told "I feel like I'm a complete back and I can run inside or outside or catch it and then make a play."

On the recruiting front, schools from across the country have let it be known they have liked what they've seen from Fowler so far and they are keeping a close watch on his progress.

"Purdue, Arizona State and Pittsburgh have been the main three," Fowler said. "I get letters and stuff from a bunch of different schools, but those three are the ones who I've spoken with and they seem the most interested.

"Purdue has a good program and Arizona State is up-and-coming. Pitt uses their backs a lot, so they are all good schools for me to look at and I'm open to everyone right now."

Fowler is on pace to graduate in May of 2009 and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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