Devin Bowman - Close to Home?

At 6' 175 pounds, Devin Bowman is the latest in a long line of fine footballers in his family. The Rossville (GA) Ridgeland high school junior is labeled "athlete" and that takes into account his speed and other considerable gridiron skills.

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Bowman is starting to draw attention from programs around the country. Clemson was the first school to offer Bowman followed by Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State. His most recent offer is from Georgia. "My coach told me that Wisconsin has also been in touch with him." Devin is also beginning to hear from Tennessee.

Bowman recently visited Tuscaloosa for Alabama's Junior Day. Bowman had a chance to see the facilities, meet the coaches, and learn about the academics. One of Bowman's older brothers just completed his freshman season at Alabama. While it would be nice to play with him he only feels that it would change his thinking about Alabama a little. Bowman doesn't have an offer from Alabama at the present time.

When asked to name a leader, Bowman put Georgia at the top of his list with a slight lead over Alabama. "I like the way Georgia plays defense." Devin has been to Athens with his brother when Georgia was recruiting him. He's planning on making a return trip this weekend for Georgia's Junior Day. Georgia has talked to him about playing cornerback but they have also left the door open for the possibility of also playing offense.

Bowman also had an older brother who played for Oklahoma State but they are not one of the schools he's considering. "I want to stay closer to home so my mom can see me play."

While Bowman has recently picked up an offer from Georgia Tech, he doesn't have any plans at the present time to visit the campus.

Bowman has been keeping busy in the off-season with other sports at his school. He recently completed his basketball season and will now get ready for track. Devin will be showcasing his speed in the sprint events.

Devin hopes to make his decision by his senior season. He is looking for a school where he can get along with the coaches. He's also intrigued about possibly playing on both sides of the ball. As mentioned previously, he wants to stay close to home. That will be a factor in making his decision.

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