The Michigan State Spartans picked up another recruit for the 2019 class, as three-star wide receiver Jase Bowen verbally committed to MSU.
GO GREEN!✅ #SPARTANRE19N pic.twitter.com/CPsKfuLZTG— jase bowen⚾️ (@Jase_bowen32) April 8, 2018
Bowen, who plays his high school ball at Toledo Central Catholic, is the first wide receiver and the first Ohio recruit to pledge to the green and white in the 2019 class. There are likely plenty more Ohio players to come, as the 2018 class had nine players from the Buckeye State.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Bowen is the No. 75 wide receiver in the country, and No. 23 player overall in the state of Ohio. He had offers from several other schools, including Army, Northwestern, Minnesota, Iowa State, Kentucky, Virginia, Harvard, Yale and many others.
The Spartans originally offered Bowen on March 12, and he was in East Lansing for the spring game this weekend.
Bowen is listed at 6-feet-1-inch tall and 178 pounds. He is a dual-sport athlete, and according to his tweet, will also be playing for Jake Boss Jr. and the Spartans baseball team. He plays shortstop and outfield, and was originally committed to Notre Dame before his football scholarship offer from the Spartans.
Back to the football field, Bowen also plays safety and returns punts for Toledo Central Catholic. Bowen has also lined up at wildcat quarterback, and according to MLive’s Matt Wenzel, he scored 16 total touchdowns in 2017.
Bowen joins an already loaded 2019 class that features Julian Barnett (No. 7 cornerback), Dwan Mathis (No. 6 dual-threat quarterback), Spencer Brown (No. 42 offensive tackle), and Jordan Huff (No. 45 athlete).
So far in the early going, MSU’s ‘19 class ranks No. 15 in the nation and No. 3 in the Big Ten. The best part is this class is just getting started.
Check out his junior highlights below. You won’t be disappointed.