Contra Costa C. C. Terique Owens, son of NFL Hall-of-Famer Terrell Owens, accepted a preferred walk-on spot at FAU with the intention of earning a scholarship for the 2020 season.
“I made my decision today,” Owens said. “I want to be part of the Owl Nation.”
Owens’ decision came one day after the announcement that Warren Sapp II, son of NFL Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp, will be attending FAU on the same plan.
Owens didn’t know that Sapp committed to FAU, but likes the idea that someone with a similar background will be his teammate.
“I think we can build up a bond off of that and grow as teammates and friends,” Owens said. “That’s exciting.”
Like many of FAU’s 2019 recruits, Owens primarily played basketball before switching to football as a sophomore in high school.
“I realized I actually had some decent skills,” Owens said.
The 6-foot-3, 175-pound Owens tallied close to 500 yards and caught four touchdowns during his lone season at Contra Costa.
He has three years of eligibility remaining plus a redshirt season, if needed.
“I feel like they have my best interest at heart,” Owens said of FAU. “They have a great coaching staff. I feel like the coaches, they are going to help me improve and get better. I really trust them.”
Neither Owens nor Sapp will sign a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, National Signing Day.
As walk-ons they won’t count against the 25-player scholarship limit for FAU’s 2019 recruiting class, but will be eligible to play immediately.