February 26, 2009

Illinois RB enjoys Spartan visit

One of the prospects that was in attendance at the Michigan state Junior Day on Sunday was Giorgio Bowers of Rich Central High School in Illinois. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound prospect is looking closely at schools in the Big Ten and SEC. SpartanMag.com caught up with Bowers last night and got the latest on his recruitment.

Last year as a junior Bowers was named All-Conference and All-Area after rushing for 1075-yards and scoring 15 touchdowns on only 104 carries. The performance has gotten the attention of numerous college coaches and at this point a few teams are starting to standout.

"Purdue, Vanderbilt, Michigan State and Illinois are the schools I am hearing from the most, he said. I have already been to junior days at Purdue and Michigan State."

How was the junior day at Michigan State?

"I really liked it a lot. I thought the facilities were great. They showed us a highlight video of Spartan football which was cool to see. We saw the stadium. They have over 70,000 fans at every game. We also went to see the basketball game at the Breslin Center. It is a real nice environment at Michigan State."

Coach Dan Roushar is recruiting Bowers for the Spartans. The Spartans have yet to offer Bowers a scholarship, but that could definitely change with a strong performance this summer at the Michigan State Camp.

Back in January Bowers traveled to San Antonio to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Combine. Bowers clocked a good forty time despite what is consider to be a slow surface and impressed scouts in attendance with is quick feet.

For his performance down there, Bowers was named one of the top 15 running back prospects at the event and made the All-Combine team.

"It was a good experience. I enjoyed going up against the competition there. I just need to keep working on my speed."

As far as a runner, Bowers is known for his punishing style and his low center of gravity. Bowers is difficult to bring down and picks up the majority of his yards after some type of contact has been made.

Bowers is still waiting to receive his first scholarship offer, but he is not worried about thing. It may be a situation where once e the first offer comes, it sets thing in motion.

"I am going to the 7 on 7 camp at Ohio State at the end of March. I am looking forward to people seeing what I can do."

Michigan State has the luxury of being very selective at the running back spot for the class of 2010. One aspect that could help Bowers in his recruitment by Michigan State is that fact that he does catch the ball well out of the backfield.

The Michuigan State staff wants a running back that can play on every down no matter what the situation is.

SpartanMag.com will continue to follow-up with Bowers in the coming weeks.

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