Bowers named Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, BYU, Ole Miss, Oregon and Washington as his Top 7. So far this spring, he’s taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Auburn, Arizona, BYU and Ole Miss.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound prospect from Mesa, Ariz., holds other notable offers from Florida State, LSU, Missouri, Baylor, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Colorado, Yale, Utah and Arizona State among others.
Baker and new staffer Seth Doege are Bowers’ primary recruiters. Both are familiar with the Arizona prospect from their time at USC. Ole Miss signed Mansfield Legacy (Tex.) tight end Kyirin Heath and former Trojan Michael Trigg via the NCAA Transfer Portal in 2022. Tight end prospects, like Bowers, will be paying close attention to the Ole Miss offense this season as they are now led by Baker and new co-offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, Jr.
Lane Kiffin’s offenses are known to be very tight end-friendly, utilizing the likes of OJ Howard, Harrison Bryant and Kenny Yeboah. The Rebels are sure to lean on Trigg in 2022 and his production could be something Ole Miss uses as a recruiting tool for prospects like Bowers.
As a junior, Bowers had 47 receptions for 861 yards and five touchdowns.
The home state Wildcats hold a slight lead in Bowers’ On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine at 18.7%. BYU (16.3%), Oregon (14%) and Ole Miss (11.7%) trail Arizona.
Bowers has an On3 NIL Valuation of $13.5k. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date; it rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.