Coach Bubba McDowell Confirms Former University Of Montana Quarterback Visits And 'Commits' To Prairie View A&M

The "QB ARMS WAR" in the SWAC is starting to get interesting.
Clifton McDowell
Clifton McDowell / Former University of Montana Quarterback Clifton McDowell commits to Prairie View A&M; Credit: University of Montana Athletics

HOUSTON - The "QB ARMS WAR" in the SWAC is starting to get interesting. Coach Bubba McDowell confirmed with HBCU Legends that the highly coveted signal-caller Clifton McDowell has visited.

Houston Defender lead reporter Terrance Harris first reported the sighting of the former Montana Grizzlies quarterback Clifton McDowell at Wednesday's practice.

McDowell, a towering figure at 6-4 and 225 pounds. CBS Sports Analyst Emory Hunt described him to HBCU Legends as "efficient more than dynamic."

Following his entry into the NCAA transfer portal, he was expected to receive plenty of interest from Division I FBS schools. Coach McDowell hired Patrick Browning as the Panther's new passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

McDowell's arrival would be seen as a crucial step in Prairie View's quest to repeat as the SWAC West Champions.

Last season with the Montana Grizzlies, McDowell passed for 2779 yards, 22 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He set the school's quarterback's single-season rushing record with 753 and contributed nine rushing touchdowns.

He posted an 11-1 record en route to being named the 2023 Big Sky Newcomer of the Year for the Big Sky Conference Champions. McDowell also received the Big Sky Player of the Week (11/4) and was named National Offensive Player of the Week twice.

If you look at his video, he's a talented quarterback who is savvy. He stands tall in the pocket while using his eyes to gain an advantage against defensive backs. McDowell's presence and big body will remind the Panthers fans of another transfer quarterback, Jawon Pass.

Could he be the quarterback Coach Bubba McDowell has longed for at Prairie View for a trip to the 2024 Celebration Bowl?

We shall see.

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