Iowa assistant Kelton Copeland reached out to Tennessee-based coach and former San Francisco 49er wide receiver Quinton Patton this spring. Hawkeye’s receivers coach asked if Patton knew of any under-the-radar wide receivers he should scout.
Patton nominated Bryson Vowell, a 2023 recruit from Clinton (TN) Anderson County High. Copeland flew out to watch Vowell perform at his school’s spring practice in May.
Copeland liked what he saw. He offered Vowell (6-4, 190) a scholarship midway through training.
“Me and him have been in close contact since then,” Vowell told HN. “All of their official visiting spots were filled over the summer, so he invited me over for an official visit for a game this fall.”
Vowell considers accepting the invitation. He expects to be on campus in Iowa at the start of the season.
“I would like to see how the coaches engage with the players and their relationships. I would also like to see how the players’ relationships are when it comes to teamwork and how good they are to each other,” did he declare.
Iowa, Arkansas State and Murray State are Vowell’s top three options right now, he said. Others are interested in him.
“Kansas, the Northwest and Arkansas are the ones I hear about the most,” he said.
Anderson County uses Vowell’s height with fade and jump passes in the end zone. He believes college coaches want to see him run more and catch balls elsewhere on the court this fall. This could increase interest and offers.
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“I’m just going to go through my senior season and see what happens after that. I’m just keeping my options open for now. No school has made it to the top of my list yet,” he said. declared.
Vowell bonded with Copeland, helping Iowa’s chances.
“He’s a great guy,” Vowell said. “He and I sat and talked for about three hours when he came to our school. He’s really one of the best guys I’ve ever met. He’s a really good guy.”
It didn’t take long during Copeland’s in-person visit to see that Vowell was a good fit for the Hawkeyes.
“He loved my teamwork with my teammates. He loved how I taught younger receivers how to run the routes and how to compete against the DBs. He also loved how I had good manners,” said Vowell said.
Vowell wants to major in broadcasting at university.
Rivals ranks Vowell a three-star. He reports running the 40-yard sprint to Memphis camp in 4.5 seconds.
Vowell had over 700 receiving yards with 13 touchdowns as a junior.
You can watch Vowell’s junior highlights HERE.