When all is said and done Sherwood DT Josh Bowcut (6-5 280 17′) will be one of the Pacific Northwest’s most recruited kids for the 2017 class. The talented big man brings a unique combination of size and speed to the table, most recently impressing with an MVP like performance at the NW Best Collegiate Showcase in Portland a few weeks back.
Bowcut earned 2nd team all TRL honors last season, and projects as one of the most dominant players in the state on the defensive side of the ball. The Bowmen finished (12-1), going undefeated in the brutally tough Three Rivers Conference.
Sherwood will pose significant match up problems for opponents up front, with Bowcut and highly regarded 6-6 D1 Defensive End Luka Nixon coming off the edge. Add in 2018 all league DT Nic Garrison, and you have a group that will wreak havoc in the trenches. Speaking on the upcoming season Josh says, “We want to win the state championship.. We came close last year, but our goal this year is to win it.”
Bowcut moved from the state of Washington heading into his Sophomore season. In 2015 he racked up 34 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 3 tackles for loss. He shows off his overall athleticism on the track running the 100 meters, while throwing the shot put, discus, and javelin.
It’s rare to see an athlete with his size, move as well as he does. He is an unquestioned multi offer D1 kid, that is currently making up a necessary class lost in the transfer this summer. Once complete expect some of the region’s top universities to vie for his services.
The Sherwood Bowmen will arguably play the toughest schedule in the state, just a few years removed from playing 5A football. The Three Rivers Conference is ridiculously talented up and down the board with 5 of Oregon’s top ranked teams coming from the conference (Battle Prep 6A Top 10 #1 West Linn, #4 Sherwood #5 Tigard, #8 Tualatin, Lake O #9). The Non league schedule is also loaded, with Washington state power Camas HS and Metro League title contender Westview HS on the docket.
In summary Bowcut has all of the tools to play a high level of collegiate football. Head Coach Greg Lawrence and his staff have done a great job over the years. Speaking on Josh head line coach Andrew Lee says, “From a defensive line standpoint , he’s probably our most versatile player, as he can play every position in prevailing fashion”. Adding, “He will be a very productive player in any 3 or 4 front system… Whoever signs him is going to get a hell of a deal.”