Thursday, August 16, 2007
Steven Fowlkes Commits
At Banneker High School in College Park, Ga., he plays wide receiver on offense and defensive end on defense. Oklahoma, South Carolina, Alabama, and Central Florida were among the schools recruiting him to play defensive end. But Fowlkes says the Vols want him at wide receiver.
“They are going to give me an opportunity to play it (receiver). I want to take advantage of the opportunity.”
Fowlkes is being recruited by Trooper Taylor. “He’s a good coach for me," he said of Taylor. "He’s a good person and I’ve enjoyed talking to him.”
Steven was one of the visitors on hand for the Volunteers first fall scrimmage on Saturday.
The 6'5", 215lb. player is rated a 3 star recruit by rivals.com. One reason why may be that he didn’t begin playing football until last fall and missed five games last year due to a nagging elbow problem. He s also a standout post player on the basketball squad at Banneker.
Fowlkes also knows he will have something else if things don’t work out at receiver. While offense is his preference, he’s keeping his options open to playing defensive end.
Fowlkes makes eight commitments for Tennessee's 2008 class.