Rachel Bowers’ Twitter isn’t littered with photos and tweets flaunting offers and visits, which seems to be the case for many recruits.
A scroll down the Canyon senior forward’s timeline and you’ll find just one post related to recruiting, a retweet of a Canyon Athletics post announcing she had committed to play basketball at Boise State over the weekend.
“I think I kept the process under wraps for the most part, maybe besides the commitment,” Bowers said Tuesday. “I definitely didn’t say too much about it but that’s kind of just me.”
Bowers had narrowed her selections to Boise State, University of the Pacific and University of Nevada, and had the chance to visit the first two.
“I just felt like I got along better (at Boise State) and I kind of fit in better there,” Bowers said. “It was exciting to get to visit both schools, and I had a great time on my visit with Pacific, I just got a better feel for Boise.”
Bowers was also swayed by the fact that Boise State has played in the NCAA Tournament two of the last three seasons, its first appearances in nearly a decade.
“It’s going to be intimidating, but I’m excited for that kind of challenge,” she said. “They’re definitely on the rise.”
In Bowers, Boise State landed a two-time All-CIF Southern Section player, whose averaged double-doubles in back-to-back seasons. She’s commanded the post for the Cowboys and led them with a career-high 10.5 rebounds per game last year, nearly five more than any other player
Bowers also set a career high with 13 points per game last season while shooting 58 percent from the field, after averaging 11.4 points as a sophomore.
Just because she landed a scholarship at a NCAA Division 1 program doesn’t mean she’ll take it easy for her final season at Canyon, though.
“I’m going to take it like I haven’t gotten a scholarship at all yet,” Bowers said. “It’s humbling, but I’m still going to work just as hard as I have in the past.”