Arizona’s star wide receiver, who is leading the Pac-12 in receptions this season (85), announced on his social media accounts Monday night that he will return to the Wildcats in 2023.
Cowing announced his decision with a video hours after receiver’s opponent, Dorian Singer, who is leading the conference in the reception courtyards, announced that he was entering the transfer portal.
“Ever since I was young, I’ve dreamed of playing the game I love professionally,” Cowing said in the video. “After careful consideration and discussions with my family and loved ones, I have decided that one year is not enough. Wildcat Nation, we have business to attend to.”
Wildcat Nation.! Let’s trace it back 💯 pic.twitter.com/Phk2x21P6g
— Jacob Cowing (@jaycowing_) December 6, 2022
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After three seasons at UTEP, Cowing moved to Arizona last season and quickly became one of the Wildcats’ best offense playmakers alongside Singer and star newcomer Tetairoa “T-Mac” McMillan. He caught 85 passes for 1,034 yards and seven touchdowns; His 85 receptions also rank third in the history of the single-season program, behind Bobby Wade and Dennis Northcutt. Cowing has 226 catches for 3,629 yards and 20 touchdowns during his four-year collegiate career.
Cowing, who is likely to become Arizona’s first All-Pac-12 selection since Juron Criner in 2010, was named a first-team All-Conference selection by Pro Football Focus last week.
Cowing, Singer, McMillan and tight end Tanner McLachlan helped Arizona have the 22nd best offense in the FBS at an average of 462.4 yards per game and the eighth best passing offense at an average of 318.4 yards per game.
Cowing, McMillan, McLachlan, budding freshman tight end Keyan Burnett, and slot receivers Kevin Green Jr. and Anthony Simpson, both replacing Singer, will head into the 2023 season as one of the top pass-catching groups in the Pac -12 enter. with quarterback Jayden de Laura returning for his second season in Arizona.
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