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Oklahoma offers Watch List DE Bower

1/10/2012

Oklahoma is now an official player for Tashawn Bower.

The ESPNU 150 Watch List defensive end from Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata informed ESPN that he has picked up a scholarship offer from the Sooners. He also has offers from Connecticut, Florida State, Maryland, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

“It's a little early to name any favorites,” Bower said. “I'm just looking for a place where I'll be comfortable living for four years. I'd like the coaching staff to be there for all four years, but I know that doesn't always happen.”

Bower, who is also being recruited to play linebacker, made a name for himself as a sophomore, when he collected 52 tackles and eight sacks. He recorded 75 tackles (nine for loss) last season, when Immaculata finished 9-2 following a loss to St. Joseph (Montvale) in New Jersey's Non Public, Group 3 semifinals.