Recruiting picks up for Bowen

A bookend tackle that can fend off pass-rushers is a must in any offense and one of the better tackle prospects in the California JUCO ranks the past two years has been College of the Sequoias OT Wade Bowen (6-8, 325). Even with his outstanding skill-set, Bowen is just now starting to see the fruits of his labor as several BCS schools have started to turn up the heat very recently...

"It's been good this year and I'm just being patient," Bowen told JCFootball.com. "Washington has been trying to call me, but I haven't spoken with them yet.

"Kansas, Kansas State, Oregon and Arizona have really picked up the pace with talking to me and UCLA has been talking to me a little bit."

Bowen has not finished his AA degree, but plans to finish in winter quarter and hopes to sign with a school in time to enroll for spring quarter.

"The key is to get in for spring ball and that's what I'd like to do," Bowen said. "I was a full-qualifier out of high school, but I want to get my AA and then leave and since I haven't even taken any trips yet, that's what I'm probably going to do next month."

Bowen hails from Alaska and he said Washington is the school that would be tough to turn down should he get an offer from the Huskies.

"I grew up watching them and a lot of my family lives in the Seattle area so that would be ideal," Bowen said. "I'm going to try and reach them sometime during the holidays and see what's up and if they are really that interested."

Wherever Bowen signs he'll have three to play two once he steps on campus.

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