The 6-2, 210-pound prospect from Garner, N.C. runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds and is being recruited to play both running back and linebacker at the college level. His family ties to ECU might help the Pirates when decision time rolls around.
"I've got a sister at East Carolina taking some summer classes right now, and I'm planning on visiting her [this week]," he said. "I'll tour the campus and see what everything is like over there."
Bowens thinks highly of the Pirates, but right now two schools lead for the local prospect.
"Right now I'd say UNC and South Carolina are my two leaders," he said. "That can change, so I haven't narrowed it down to them for good. The biggest things I'll be looking at are academics and coaching style. Most schools are recruiting me as a linebacker, but ECU and UNC are saying I could end play on offense or defense. They just want to wait and see.
"I would prefer to play linebacker but there's some stuff I need to work on. I do a good job of making plays on the outside because I have good speed, but I need to work on my footwork and reading plays. I'm working in the weight room with my team a lot this summer. Mostly I just need to improve my footwork though."
Bowens holds offers from ECU, North Carolina, South Carolina, Clemson, Marshall and Appalachian State. He plans on making his decision during his senior season, and is not sure if he will take all of his official visits.