With two offers, Trent Gow taking his time


Tight end Trent Gow (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield) has two offers, but he still isn’t giving up on two potential home-run opportunities.

Gow has been in contact with Texas and LSU for months now, and while neither school has pulled the trigger in offering, he said he still keeps them within distance in his recruiting process. Currently, Gow has offers from Air Force and Georgia State, and he’s received interest from Iowa State, Georgia, San Jose State, Tulsa, Lehigh and Temple.

“Lehigh and Temple both are in Pennsylvania, and I have family in Philadelphia,” Gow said. “Temple told me they would offer if I came to one of their camps. Georgia has suggested putting me on as a preferred walk-on. I’ve talked to San Jose State, and they said they want me to come on campus. They’re looking at me as a possible H-back.

“Lately, things have been pretty quiet with Texas and LSU, but I know they’ve been busy with coaching days and media days. I’m supposed to hear back from LSU soon. With Texas, they want to watch one of my first four games and let me know after that.”

Gow, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound tight end, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds at an Iowa State camp last month. He said he’s been focusing more on his speed and agility in an effort to be more of a flex tight end in college. Gow’s more of a blocking tight end in a Mansfield offense with a returning running back in Kenneth Burks who rushed for 1,885 yards and 23 touchdowns last season.

For now, Gow said he plans to continue taking his time with the process. He’s a fan of both of his offers, but he said he won’t make any quick decisions.

“I’m happy to have two offers right now, but I know some coaches will come when the season rolls around,” Gow said. “I don’t want to do anything until the middle or end of the season.”