Tyus Bowser juggling six offers, hoops

DUNCANVILLE, Texas – Defensive end Tyus Bowser (Tyler, Texas/John Tyler) played three consecutive days of football – in near-triple-digit temperatures – at the Texas State 7-on-7 Championships in College Station, Texas. Thursday through Sunday, he helped John Tyler win the Division I consolation tournament championship.

And where was Bowser on Sunday? Suited up in basketball uniform helping his AAU team, Next Generation Texas, win the 300-team Great American Shoot-Out in front of multiple college basketball scouts.

“Not a bad weekend,” Bowser said. “Not bad at all … but I’m tired.”

Bowser showed that he was much more than just a defensive end during John Tyler’s 7-on-7 run. The chiseled, 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete lined up as a receiver and made several nice catches for touchdowns throughout the weekend. He is being projected as a defensive end or tight end in college. He also is being viewed as a linebacker or an H-back.

“Wherever my coach puts me,” I’ll play,” said Bowser, who is being recruited by Texas Tech, West Virginia, Missouri, Memphis, Louisiana-Lafayette and Wyoming. “I can pretty much do anything and can play anywhere.”

Bowser helped John Tyler advance to the Texas Class 4A Division I state semifinal in 2011, finishing with 61 tackles, five sacks, three fumble recoveries, two caused fumbles and an interception. He's run the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds.

Bowser said he will take some time to relax before the football season but added he will travel with Next Generation Texas to Orlando, Fla., for the AAU National Championships, which is scheduled to tip off Wednesday.