Jackson Bowers is the newest recruit to commit to play for BYU football (Class of 2023), choosing the Cougs over Alabama, Auburn, Washington, and just about everyone else. He announced his commitment today, as reported on Twitter:
— Jackson Bowers 4⭐️TE (@jackson_bow3rs) July 22, 2022
Bowers is a 6-foot-5 225-pound tight end that preps at Mountain View High School (Mesa, Arizona), the same high school that produced former Cougar quarterbacks John Beck and Max Hall. As a junior Bowers had 47 receptions for 861 yards (18.3 avg), five touchdowns, and a two-point conversion (MaxPreps). As a sophomore he had 26 receptions for 345 yards for four touchdowns.
His HUDL profile shows he runs a 4.7 forty, can bench 285-pounds and squat 405.
Bowers is rated 3-stars by 247Sports (0.9037), who rate him the no. 4 overall prospect from Arizona for the Class of 2023 and the no. 222 player and no. 14 tight end nationally. He holds scholarship offers from Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Auburn, Baylor, BYU, Cal, Cincinnati, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Nevada, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, Texas, UNLV, USC, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Yale.
Bowers is the eighth verbal commit for BYU in the Class of 2023, joining athletes Pokaiaua Haunga, Miles Hall, and Leo Pulalasi, quarterback Ryder Burton, defensive lineman Stanley Raass, linebacker Pierson Watson, and running back Landen Chambers.