Sidney football standout commits to Big Ten school

Sidney’s Isaiah Bowser runs during a GWOC American North game last season at Sidney Memorial Stadium. Contributed Photo by Bryant Billing

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Sidney’s Isaiah Bowser runs during a GWOC American North game last season at Sidney Memorial Stadium. Contributed Photo by Bryant Billing

Sidney High School running back/safety Isaiah Bowser is headed to the Big Ten.

The Yellowjackets’ senior-to-be on Friday gave a verbal commitment to play college football at Northwestern University.

Bowser made the announcement on his Twitter account.

😈🐾 pic.twitter.com/1qFOi3DBuZ— Isaiah Bowser (@ibowser_) June 23, 2017

The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder led the Greater Western Ohio Conference — all divisions — in rushing last season with 1,877 yards in 10 games. Bowser averaged 6.3 yards per carry while totaling 28 touchdowns on the ground. He rushed for 200-plus yards in five games and scored four or more touchdowns in five games.

On defense, he had one interception, which he returned 67 yards for a TD.

Bowser is the 41st-ranked prospect in the Class of 2018, according to the 247Sports composite.

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