Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings. This entry details a very recent conversation with 4-star Georgia tight end target Brock Bowers out in California.
If the NCAA decided today to green light on-campus recruiting visits again for the 2021 recruiting class, the nation’s No. 3 TE prospect where he would go.
The big thing he likes about Georgia right now has to do with his peers in the 2021 recruiting class.
“I think the best thing for me is the relationships I have with the coaches and like I just feel connected with a couple of the players there I guess,” Bowers said.
He said that was Brock and a couple of other recruits he has gotten to know in the 2021 class. That has been fostered by his participation in a group text message chat for 2021 commits and major Georgia targets.
Bowers said he was really starting to connect with a pair of 2021 Georgia targets in OLB prospect Chaz Chambliss and OL Dylan Fairchild.
Brock Bowers is the nation’s No. 3 TE prospect for the 2021 cycle on the 247Sports Composite ratings. (Brock Bowers/Courtesy photo)
“I talk to [tight ends coach] Todd Hartley a lot and I will talk to coach [Kirby] Smart about once a week,” he said. “Those are the main two I usually hear from.”
When it comes to those chats, he said they have evolved to where it feels natural. Nothing really seems forced.
There was one other aspect of his recruiting story which will be of major interest here. That has to do with his parents. His mother is a schoolteacher and he hails from a family of athletes.
It appears that Mr. and Mrs. Bowers have done their homework in reaching out to another California family that is now a big part of the Georgia football program.
“I’m pretty sure that both my Mom and Dad really like it at Georgia,” he said. “They’ve been talking to Kendall Milton’s parents out in Fresno about Georgia and how he likes it and how he adjusted to like Georgia from California. That’s good for them to get a little bit of another family’s insight on that.”
They gathered some UGA Intel of their own.
“It was pretty cool and good for my parents to hear for them to have some security about everything,” Bowers said.
The 6-foot-3 rising senior feels like there will be a high school season in California. It might just be delayed and start about a month later than the norm.
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What else did Brock Bowers have to say?
Bowers is a serious athlete. The sort that Georgia doesn’t really have in its program at the TE spot. He timed at 4.55 seconds on the laser in the 40 at an Opening regional in 2019. That combine showing for him that day, when he had just an offer from Nevada at the time, also included a 40-inch vertical.
That really sent his stock soaring. His 2019 junior film only elevated that.
He turned 14 of his 39 catches into TDs in 2019. He averaged 28 yards per catch. It followed an 0-10 season in 2018.
He played tight end, running back, wide receiver, linebacker and punt returner for his team as a junior. He totaled up 355 rushing yards, including a pair of 100-yard games on the ground. He wrapped up 25 stops, eight tackles for losses and a sack at OLB.
The 2021 All-American Bowl commitment has caught 21 touchdowns over the last two seasons.
There was that season-opening game last fall in which he reeled in eight catches for 91 yards and two scores. He also had an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in that contest.
Could he make a commitment over the next three months?
“I’m just going to play it by ear,” Bowers said. “I’m not really in a rush but it would be nice to get it over with. So it is like just whenever I am ready, I will just do it I guess.”
- If he can get his top schools down to three or four programs, then he feels like it would be the same thing as trying to limit the recruiting pressures that might have stunted his ability to take a lot of the stress out of his senior season. It would be almost like committing prior to the season to take a lot of the pressure off.
- Bowers has been able to limit some of the communication during the quarantine. “I don’t have to do every single zoom call and I can say no to some requests but I am always good to get on the phone and everything.”
- At the start of the quarantine, he said those calls were “pretty overwhelming” regarding his time. It is a lot better now.
- He feels like he’s still pretty dialed-in athletically. The 4-star TE prospect said he’s been able to lift and get on the grass regularly and also work on his speed training and conditioning during the pandemic. “I’ve been doing all it can to stay ready and keep working,” he said.
- What new hobby or skill has he picked up during COVID-19? He said it was an appreciation for “The Office” through binge-watching. His favorite character in the series? That’s Michael.
Check out his junior highlight reel below.
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