UK football fans should be well familiar with Matt Elam, one of two uncommitted prospects from the Class of 2014 who will join 18 UK commitments for official visits this weekend.
The other undecided player expected to be in Lexington starting Friday is Ja’Merez Bowen, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound offensive tackle from Cleveland.
Bowen took his first official visit last week — to Cincinnati — and also has offers from Nebraska, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Pittsburgh and several other BCS-level schools. Big Ten champion Michigan State is also showing increased interest.
Rivals.com ranks Bowen as a three-star prospect and the No. 52 offensive tackle in the senior class. He’s the No. 45 senior in Ohio, where UK’s new coaching staff has already seen a lot of recruiting success.
ESPN and 247Sports also rank Bowen as a three-star prospect.
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