Interest Rising for Jalen Bowens

Since turning in an MVP performance at the Blockers O-Line Academy Big Man Camp, Jalen Bowens has started to see several college programs show interest. Bowens talked about a couple of recent visits made and who else he’s been in contact with.

Over the years Reynoldsburg (Ohio) High School has continued to produce college football talent.

Class of 2020 offensive lineman Jalen Bowens looks like the next to come out of the program.

The saying don’t judge a book by it’s cover can be used when talking about Reynoldsburg offensive lineman Jalen Bowens. At 6-foot-0, 275-pounds, Bowens may lack the height college coaches look for, but has some unique talents as a center / guard prospect.

Coming off two on campus visits, Bowens talked about each.

“I’ve been to Ohio University and Akron so far,” said Bowens. In fact, I’ve visited Ohio twice. I’m also hearing from Toledo, Ohio Dominican and Cincinnati Christian.”


When I got to Akron, they took my height, weight and wingspan. They were impressed with my weight and wingspan as I had one of the best wingspans there. They were surprised by my weight as I came in at 275.6-pounds. They said I carried it well.

I had a chance to talk with Coach (Tommy) Zagorski, their offensive line coach. He was asking me about my past season and said he wants to get me to their camp. He said he’d be staying in touch with me and seems like a cool guy.

We toured campus and while it was a quick tour, we did get to see the student union and the football facilities. They also had a presentation about how they run their schemes and how they get most of their schemes from the NFL.


I got to meet new offensive line coach Allen Rudolph. I really liked everything about Ohio and liked how Coach Rudolph engaged with the recruits. He wanted to know me not just as a football player, but also as a person. I had a chance to sit in on a position meeting and listen to what the tackles do and what they should be working on.

After the meeting, Coach Rudolph asked how the visit was going and talked about how he wants me to come to camp so he can see me in person. He also said he’ll look to make it to one of my games next season. Right before practice started, I spoke with Coach (Jeremiah) Covington and Coach (De’Angelo) Smith as well.

As for other visits, Bowens is looking to hit a few more this spring.

“I’ve been talking with Coach (Tyler) Haines, the head coach at Urbana,” he continued. “He wants to get me to campus and to camp this summer. I’m also looking to visit Ohio Dominican and Cincinnati Christian. Toledo is having a Friday Night Lights event and I’m looking to visit them as well.”


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