Tayvon Bowers Commits Wake Forest: What Quarterback Brings To Demon Deacons
Tayvon Bowers To Wake Forest
March 12, 2016
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons got a pleasant surprise when quarterback Tayvon Bowers announced his commitment. Many considered Rutgers to be the favorite for Bowers, but the signal caller from Harrisburg changed his mind when the Scarlet Knights landed Johnathan Lewis.
Bowers also had offers on the table from Akron, Kent State, Old Dominion, Buffalo and Dartmouth.
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Bowers may not be a highly recruited prospect, but he was first-team all-state in Pennsylvania last season after completing better than 60 percent of his passes for 42 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. There’s no denying his success at the high school level.
So, what does Bowers bring to Wake Forest?
Bowers is a dual-threat quarterback who can make plays with his legs but would rather hurt you with his arm. Bowers threw nearly 400 times last season and displayed great accuracy with an impressive touch. He doesn’t force the ball much and is capable of hitting receivers in traffic. He also has a high football IQ, and his father was a successful high school quarterback as well back in his day.
Bowers is more than capable of design quarterback runs and can extend plays by rolling out of the pocket. He’s not the fastest or most explosive, but he has above-average athleticism and can break off the big run from time to time.
The one thing Bowers could improve is his arm strength, which should get better as he fills out his frail 6’2”, 215-pound frame. You’d like to see Bowers stretch the field a little bit more considering he has the accuracy to do it.
It’s now a question of where Bowers is going to fit on the Wake Forest depth chart, as Kyle Kearns and Jamie Newman were fairly high recruited players and are already on campus. Kearns really shined in spring practice and could see playing time this season if John Wolford begins to struggle.
Wake Forest now has five commitments in the 2017 recruiting class, which includes two three-star players.
Bowers may not be the sexiest name in the class, but the kid can throw the football and makes the Demon Deacons quarterback depth considerably better.