"It was the fact that they have such a young team," Bowden said of his attraction to the 49ers. "I think the coaches are really interested in me. I think that they're style of play fits the way I play. It's a fast paced game and they like to shoot the fast break 3. They run a lot of quick hitters."
As a sophomore, Bowden committed to Virginia Tech. The situation never materialized his recruiting opened back up and Winthrop, Elon, UNC-W, N.C. A&T and UNC-Greensboro were among his suitors. Bowden said that he's not against committing early but has advice for the young guys.
"Pretty much go wherever you think you're really wanted and the coach wants you. If you have a good feeling and really think the coach wants it'll be a good fit. I don't know if I decided too early but I guess they went out and found more people.
"I had a good feeling about playing (at Tech) but things happened so quick. I think it's OK if you think you have a good chance to play and the coach really, really wants you."
There's no debating the fact that Lutz really wanted Bowden and the feeling was mutual.
"I know in the past he's coached a lot of shooters that have played for him," Bowden said. "He lets the shooters play their game. He knows how to get guys open and by me playing there it would be the best situation."