One of the benefits of playing for a powerhouse football program with some major college prospects as teammates is it tends to get other good players noticed as well.
North Gwinnett linebacker Brandon McGowan is just such a player. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior is just starting to gain some of the recruiting attention previously directed at the Bulldogs’ big senior tackles, JaWuan James (undecided) and Austin Shepherd (Alabama), and junior quarterback sensation C.J. Uzomah.
“It HAS picked up,” McGowan told me when I visited the Suwanee school earlier this week. “It has actually improved quite a lot lately.”
McGowan said he’d gotten very little attention prior to this season. But starting late this summer, he has heard from Clemson, South Carolina, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Kentucky and Georgia, among several other smaller schools. He actually took a trip up to Wake Forest earlier this year.
Last weekend McGowan and Uzomah accompanied coach Bob Sphire on a