One of the NW's most versatile
athletes; Union's Trent Cowan
July 30, 2012 by Jordan Johnson
One of the region's top athletes that is still somewhat under the radar, Trent Cowan (6-4 200 Sr. WR/S/P/PR) of Union HS , is flat out really good. He's just a talented kid that is easily one of the most versatile athletes in the entire northwest.
Cowan currently holds an offer from Idaho, where his brother Bobby Cowan is an All American candidate as a senior punter. At 6-5 230 neither of the kids have a problem playing other spots on the field. Trent was a second team all league safety last season and is happy to lay hat anytime he gets the chance. Anytime you have a 6-4 athlete with good football instincts that can play three or four positions, you are typically going to have a highly recruitable kid.
In 2011 he had 4 Ints and 2 Tds while being maybe the best punter in the state. Cowan says, " we want to win the conference title and we realize we will have to beat some very good teams to do so". He added, " personally I would like to lead the conference in tackles and Int's and play at the highest level of college football possible".
We currently have Trent ranked as one of Washington's top 10 (ATH) Athletes by position, and think he could be a kid that multiple mid major and Pac 12 type schools pay a lot of attention to. He already has a solid scholarship option with the Vandals, but things could pick up for him big time with continued success.
Cowan's a 3.6 student and an athletic hooper that was part of Union's 3rd place finish at the state basketball tournament. Union returns after a (9-3) season as notoriously one of the state's best teams. They bring back a host of defensive starters, but will be young and inexperienced up front offensively.
They will have one of the top sophomore QB's in the region in Nolan Henry (6-1 175 So. QB) leading the group, with another one of the northwest's top receivers in Bryce Evans opposite Cowan. The younger classes are extremely talented, and the Titans will need the youth movement to step up and help out the upperclassmen such as Cowan.
More then anything Cowan is an outstanding character kid, and we are big fans of what Head Coach Cale Piland and the community has got going on there. Expect to see a lot of Trent and his Union teammates moving forward.