Four-star DE Bower plans official visits

Tashawn Bower's recruitment is coming into focus.

The defensive end from Somerville (N.J.) Immaculata will take official visits to LSU, Notre Dame, Florida and Rutgers, the four-star prospect told ESPN on Monday. Bower has only one date confirmed, to Florida on Jan. 18.

Bower committed to Auburn in June but has decided to explore his options after the Tigers fired coach Gene Chizik. It might be hard for Auburn to secure Bower now, as he has already taken his official visit to the school, but newly hired Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was in New Jersey this weekend to visit with Bower.