DL Tashawn Bower (6-5 235) of Somerville, NJ has offer 30 offers including Clemson and USC. His other offers include Tennessee, Arkansas, LSU, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Ohio State, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Pitt and Florida State.
He has visited USC and Ohio State. "It was nice to finally get down there and see what South Carolina is all about," Bower said. "I got to meet coach (Steve) Spurrier. Academics are really important down there and they stressed that a lot. I like that. It's a nice campus and their facilities are really nice." He plans to visit again.
He has family in Ohio and liked their school as well. "Coach (Urban) Meyer met with my family and me and told us how excited he is," he said. "I've got family there and that's good to know that there will be family close to support me. It's a beautiful campus and I will definitely go back for another visit."
His plans to visit Georgia this weekend fell through and he is unsure of future visits. "It's hard to find flights and get to a lot of places without missing too much school," said Bower. He wants to take more visits but is unsure of which schools he will have an opportunity to see. "I may visit Clemson but it'll depend on my mom and what we can do," he admitted.
Bower plans to narrow his list to 10-12 schools soon and named USC as a strong contender for the list. He does not have any favorites.