Getting to know David Dowell

OSU FootballWe here at MotSaG have started a new series of posts where we interview some of the top prospects in Ohio for the 2015 class. With the 2014 class filling up quickly and Coach Meyer and his staff focused mostly on shoring up the team for this year and the 2014 class they haven’t spent a lot of time on the 2015 class yet and haven’t handed out many offers but there are some guys in the class from Ohio that are sure to see that offer sooner rather than later.

1094487The first recruit we want to highlight with an interview is David Dowell a 6’1″ 175 lbs 4 star WR/CB from North Ridgeville, OH. David has offers from a few MAC schools but is getting a lot of interest from bigger schools including OSU and Michigan and pretty much every other B1G school. It is still really early in his recruiting process but you can sense things will blow up for him sooner rather than later. 247sports is the only recruiting service with rankings on the 2015 class and they already have him ranked in their Top 247. 247sports has David ranked as the 218th best prospect in the nation and the 24th best WR in the country and 9th best prospect overall in Ohio for 2015.

David took some time to answer some questions for us and we thought we would share that info with you all for your enjoyment. I really enjoyed my interaction with this young man and appreciate that he took time out of his day to let Buckeye Nation get to know him a little better. So read what he had to say and enjoy and leave some thoughts for us and David in the comments section.

SYR- If you could please tell us about your home life… Parents, brothers and/or sisters, where you were born, Have you always lived in Lakewood, Ohio?

David- I live with my Dad and Mom, Will and Anita Dowell. I have a twin brother Andrew Dowell who is also 16 and a younger brother Michael Dowell who is 13. I actually live in North Ridgeville, OH, but I attend High School at St. Edward in Lakewood.

SYR- Tell us a little bit about your High School Football team such as record and offensive style. What are your goals for the upcoming season?

David- Last year my team went undefeated in the regular season going 10-0. We lost in the second round of the playoffs to Mentor. Our offense had a successful season as we put up a lot of points each game. We play a fast tempo offensive with 4 WRs and a zone read.

SYR- What college football team did you grow up being a fan of and why?

David- I grew up mainly an Ohio State fan because my father is an alumni and also because it is so close to home.

SYR- What was the OSU camp like for you and what coaches did you get to talk with or work with? Do you believe an offer is coming from Ohio State?

David- The Ohio State camp went really well for me. It was ran really well. All of the drills were intense and I felt like I learned a lot from the coaches. I worked out at corner that day and I felt like I learned a lot from Coach Coombs. He told me to send him my information and that he is going to recruit me. So I left Ohio State with a really good impression.

SYR- Who would you say is your personal hero?

David- My personal hero would have to be my father. I look up to him and hope I can be just as good of a father and husband as he is.

SYR- If you were going to die tomorrow what would your final meal consist of?

David- My final meal would be a full slab of ribs and a side of fries.

SYR- Who do you think you compare to most in the NFL right now?

David- Greg Jennings because we have some of the same attributes and he is a great route runner and I pride myself on being an excellent route runner.

SYR- Who is your favorite OSU/College player of all time?

David- OSU player: Ted Ginn and College player: Morris Claiborne

SYR- I know the recruiting process is early for you and you dont have a ton of offers YET but what do you think your top 5 schools would look like if you had offers from them?

David- When I name my top 5 it will be based on getting to know the coaching staff and also getting to see the school so since I haven’t done that I don’t have a top 5 at this point.

SYR- You are listed as a WR is that what you want to play at the next level? What kind of receiver do you consider yourself a playmaking deep threat or a possession receiver?

David- I started WR all of last year but my freshmen year I played corner. I have been working all off season to strengthen my CB skills because I think I will be a better player if I bring back that aspect of my game. I will be playing both WR and CB this fall. I consider myself as a versatile receiver. I am a good route runner but can also go deep and get over top a defender to make a play.

SYR- What would you like Buckeye Nation to know about you that they most likely don’t already know?

David- I may not be the biggest or strongest, but I will be the hardest worker on the field and I make plays.

SYR- You are a two sport star is there a possibility of playing both at the next level if not which do you prefer Football or Basketball?

David- There is always a possibility of playing two but as of right now I would prefer to play football.

You can follow David on twitter at @_KingDavid18.

You can see his Sophomore Year Highlights from Hudl here.

I would really like to thank David for doing this interview with us and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this fine young man.


  1. This is my first interview and hopefully there will be many more to come. It was interesting to do this and I can’t speak enough about how cool David was to do this with me.

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