It will be close to two years before the 2020 recruiting cycle goes into overdrive, but that isn’t keeping Iowa State from getting a jump on one big-time defensive prospect. Charlotte, N.C., defensive end Jacolbe Cowan picked up an offer from the Cyclones on Monday.
— Jacolbe I. Cowan (@JacolbeCowan12) March 28, 2017
Cowan holds a pair of other Power 5 offers from Virginia Tech and Georgia. He recently told RubbingtheRock.com the other schools he’s heard from the most are Clemson, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Maryland and North Carolina State.
The 6-foot-5-inch, 240-pound freshman unofficially visited Clemson on March 4 and was at North Carolina on Feb. 17. The Providence Day School prospect collected 70 tackles, 15 of them for a loss, and seven sacks during his first high school season.
The major recruiting services don’t rate players during their freshmen years, but it seems as though Cowan will be a highly-rated prospect once the time comes. He also proved to be one of the top class of 2020 basketball players in the state of North Carolina during the AAU circuit last summer.
There’s obviously still a long ways to go with this prospect’s recruitment considering he’ll still have three more years of high school football, but he’ll be an interesting name to follow in the coming years.