Oklahoma offers Watch List DE Bower

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.