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Four offers for speedy DE Bowser

3/27/2012

Defensive ends aren’t supposed to run the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds. Tyus Bowser (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler) apparently didn’t get that memo.

Bowser ran the 40-yard dash three times on Monday, and all three times, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound bookend finished in under 4.7 seconds. Bowser’s speed is one of the many reasons why he’s on the radar of several BCS schools.

So far, West Virginia, Missouri, Texas Tech and Memphis have offered Bowser. LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma State have expressed high interest.

“I’m just looking for a team that likes to win and a school that’s going to be there for me for my education,” Bowser said. “I want to be successful in life.”

Bowser was a big piece to John Tyler’s defense in 2011, and the Lions advanced to the Texas Class 4A Division I state semifinal. He had 61 tackles, five sacks, three fumble recoveries, two caused fumbles and an interception lined up opposite 2012 defensive end Eric Davis, who has signed with Oklahoma State.

Bowser additionally lined up as a tight end and fullback on offense. He rushed seven times and scored three touchdowns in goal-line situations. Bowser has the size and versatility to play outside linebacker in college, but he said he would like to stay on the defensive line and be a rushing end.

“I’ve played outside linebacker, but I’ve always been comfortable at defensive end,” Bowser said. “I think the schools that have contacted me want me to play defensive end, but I’ll do whatever.”

Along with being a football standout, Bowser was a catalyst on the John Tyler basketball team. He’s hoping to find a school that will allow him to participate in both sports.