Cowan’s Versatility Leads To Early Looks

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Jacolbe Cowan (photo courtesy of Jacolbe Cowan)

At 6’5” and 252 pounds, Providence Day (NC) 2020 athlete Jacolbe Cowan certainly has the size that appeals to college football programs. But he’s also made use of his versatility as well.

Cowan boasts 17 offers, most recently from North Carolina, Penn State, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. All have been for the defensive side of the ball. But as he’s continued to develop, Cowan has shown he can star on the offensive side of the ball also.

Still, it’s the thought of his stature on defense that has Cowan in demand.

“Most schools know I’m a tight end, but my main spot is D-end,” he said. “I move out in space and can play outside linebacker. I just feel like playing, but D-end is the best fit, especially with my size. I just know more things with D-end, compared to the other positions. I just feel like that’s where I’m destined to play, since I played it all my life.”

Virginia Tech offered Cowan in March. He’s yet to see Blacksburg in person, but he’s already heard plenty from a few associated with the Hokies.

“That’s a school high on my list,” Cowan said. “I know they’re doing great with in-state and North Carolina recruits. I know a few commits they have, like Tre Turner. I play basketball too, so I know him from playing with him. Another guy is KJ Henry, he’s like a big brother to me and we talk a lot.”

Cowan said he’s also talked regularly with special teams coordinator James Shibest, his primary recruiter.

“Basically, we just talk about everything Virginia Tech