Bowling A-State Recruit & Recruiter

After being Arkansas State's second commitment Brandon Bowling has shifted from being recruited to being a recruiter.

The speedy wide receiver from McKinney (Texas) Boyd has been in group messages with the five other Red Wolves' commitments and had also been working on some other players high on the A-State wish list.

"I have been talking to them [some of the prospects] about committing. A couple of them said they might commit this weekend."

Bowling (5-foot-10, 175 pounds) is about the make his third trip to Jonesboro. He was up for the spring game then made another trip during the summer. He is ready for Big Pack Weekend.

"I don't know what to expect, they just told us to dress comfortably," said Bowling.

He attended the Red Wolves' Elite Camp in Lewisville, Texas where he met Logan Bonner, a quarterback from Rowlett, Texas who was the Red Wolves' first commit. He also met Troy Elliot, a lineman from nearby Flower Mound Marcus.

"I knew of him because we play in the same district. I talked to him some but I did not pressure him to commit."

Elliot committed soon after the camp, giving the Red Wolves' three commits from the Dallas area.

"I'm looking forward to that game,'' said Bowling. "It was a good game last year. the winner made the playoffs and we beat them 21-15." They meet this year on Oct. 23. Boyd opens its season Aug. 27 vs. Mesquite Horn.

As a junior, Bowling, who was also offered by Texas State, caught 50 passes for 574 yards and four touchdowns, ran for 117 yards on 28 carries and earned All-District 6A honors.

He also returned an interception for a touchdown in a playoff game. He also returns kicks.

He also met Bonner, who lives 30 miles away, at the same camp in Lewisville. They talk via group text with the other four commits, Elliot, Jacob Atnip of Sheridan, Jacob Still of Collierville St. George and William Bryant of Lee County, Ga.

They hope that number grows after this weekend.