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Sunday, January 13, 2013
ESPN 150 DE Bower talks FSU

By Dave Hooker

Tashawn Bower's official visit to Florida State was genuine. That's exactly what he was looking for.

"Definitely character of people -- nothing is sugar coated and everything is real," the ESPN 150 prospect said following his official visit to Tallahassee.

Bower said he was particularly impressed with offensive coordinator James Coley, who is Bower's primary recruiter.

"Very honest and real," the 6-foot-5, 241-pound defensive end said. "He won't give you an answer he doesn't know for sure."

Bower said he has gotten to know Coley for more than two years. Bower has official visits planned to Florida and LSU later this month. He is also planning to visit Auburn before national signing day at his own expense.

Bower took an official visit to Auburn in September and has been committed to the school. Since Auburn's coaching change, Bower has said he is still committed to Auburn, but is considering other schools.