Mountain View 2023 tight end Jackson Bowers already made an impact for the Toros as a sophomore. He was tied for the lead in touchdowns with four in eight games.
“When it’s a jump ball, (I feel it’s) more of a 75-25 than a 50-50,” Bowers said. “I’m a really good catching tight end. If you want like an air raid (tight end), then I can help you out”
He’s working to fine-tune other aspects of his game too.
“I think I need to work on my blocking a little bit more, but I think I’m pretty good at it. I think like, I have someone one on one then I’m gonna put them on their backs.”
He is working through a productive offseason, playing basketball and continuing to work on the finer points of the tight end position. He’s has seen a flurry of offers come in recent weeks.
Since February 15, ASU, BYU, Cal, UNLV and Washington offered the 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end.
Jackson Bowers Breaks Down Offers:
ASU: “I never expected it but it was a blessing. I love ASU. I love just growing up going over there and watching all those games just. The state of Arizona is just a great place to be so I love it a lot.”
BYU: “There’s a bunch of kids from Mountain View that have gone to BYU and they’ve had great careers like Max Hall and all those other guys…I met a bunch of BYU guys are just great NFL players. So just listening to them and having them having a career was just it was awesome.”
Cal: “I’ve looked at the facility. It’s a nice place…I just I think I just need to learn more about it. I didn’t really know much about it so I’m just doing my research.”
UNLV: “UNLV means a lot to me because when I first got Twitter, you have those recruiters that follow you and (tight ends coach Nate Longshore) was one of the first. Seeing how the recruiting process went with him ending up being the new tight ends coach and being one of the first tight ends he offers means a lot.”
Washington: “Washington is where it’s at… Coach lake being the only college head coach that I’ve talked to…and letting me know all the pluses of Washington without the topic of football and letting me know how much I would be loved in Seattle and the family up there. Also, in the past couple years they have put many tide ends in the NFL and the leading receiver was a tide end so those Huskies play a big role”