Bowling's high school coach John Bowles thinks the Pirates will be pleased with Bowling's ability. Says Bowles, "He's got some ability to play right away, but he plays different sports and hasn't had time to spend in the weight room." Bowles also emphasized Bowling's speed, "He can just about outrun anybody we've played against. Bowling runs a 4.5 in the 40.
Middle Tennessee and Tennessee Tech were the other schools Bowling gave serious looks to before deciding on ECU. On his decision to join Steve Logan's squad, Bowling said, "I like the football there. I like the coaches, the school, everything."