LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower looks to shine in junior year
BATON ROUGE - LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower has waited for two years for his moment. In the fall, he'll get to prove why he should be a starting edge rusher for the Bayou Bengals.
The junior is projected as a starter, after playing all 13 games last year in a reserve role, totaling 16 tackles and 2.5 for loss.
Chuck Wiley, a former defensive end for LSU in the 90s, is a mentor of Bower, dating back to the two meeting at The Opening. Wiley says the New Jersey native is ready for his moment.
"The sky is the limit for him," Wiley said. "When he first got out here, they were like dang he is as big as you. What his done, he's got stronger in the weight room. He's working on his hips and his hands. I think his Numbers are going to go up."