Vandarius Cowan

Vandarius Cowan








Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.



Previous School



  • Transferred to West Virginia in August after playing as a freshman for Nick Saban at Alabama in 2017
  • Part of a Crimson Tide squad that finished 13-1 and won the national championship
  • Saw action in seven games as an outside linebacker
  • Earned his first career action against Tennessee and saw playing time against LSU, Mississippi State, Mercer, Auburn, Clemson and Georgia
  • Recorded one quarterback hurry against LSU
  • Totaled his first two career tackles in the win over Mercer
  • Played for coach Rob Freeman at Palm Beach Gardens High
  • Tabbed a Florida Class 8A All-State Third Team selection by the Associated Press in his senior season
  • Selected to the Palm Beach Post Super 11 as a junior and senior
  • Accumulated 104 tackles, including 13 for loss, with seven sacks and four forced fumbles as a junior for the Gators
  • Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN, rivals and 247Sports
  • No. 67 overall prospect by rivals, No. 78 by 247Sports and No. 216 on ESPN 300
  • No. 4 outside linebacker nationally by 247Sports, No. 7 by rivals and No. 13 by ESPN
  • No. 13 player from Florida by rivals, No. 15 by 247Sports and No. 32 by ESPN
  • Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 3 outside linebacker
  • Participated in Nike’s The Opening
  • Took part in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge
  • Chose Alabama over Florida State, LSU, Miami (Fla.), Ole Miss and Oregon

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