It’s safe to say the 2022 recruiting class has started fast for the Colorado Buffaloes. Karl Dorrell took his time to get going in the 2021 class, but he is off with a bang in the states that matter. After grabbing a four star safety from Texas in Dylan Dixson, the Buffs have the leader and signal-caller of the class in Owen McCown.
If that name sounds familiar, you’re not crazy. There are like 20 pro quarterbacks named McCown, and current NFL free agent Josh McCown is Owen’s father. While his dad was traversing the country for work, Owen McCown transferred with him and settled at Rusk High School in Rusk, Texas. While there, he threw for over 1,800 yards in his high school season. The 6’2, 180 pound lefty had offers from Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt before he committed to the Buffs.
McCown definitely can spin it. As a lefty, he already presents a conundrum for defenses because his blind side is opposite of the normal spot. While Owen is a thrower first, he is just as fast as Sam Noyer in the open field. As a passer, he is already comfortable throwing people open and throwing to the spot, as opposed to the body of the receiver, which will serve him well in college. His dad, Josh, had a very late growth spurt in mind, and Owen may also sprout up soon.